- A 104-year-old man has reportedly fought against Covid-19 and came out victorious
- The man, who is a US war veteran, contracted the virus and was hospitalised
- A day before his birthday however he was discharged after having fought the virus off
While many have become very relaxed as the number of cases begin to subside, coronavirus is still very much a thing. Not for a 104-year-old US veteran though as he just kicked Covid-19's butt one day before his birthday.
Taking to Facebook, his granddaughter shared a special message about her US, Alabama grandpa who served in World War II. In the post, she shared how "Pop Pop", as she calls him, had been discharged from the hospital in time for his birthday and then treated to a special parade by those closest to his heart.
"Besides beating Covid and being released from the hospital; today was another highlight of his week! I speak for our whole family and friends when I say words can not describe the honour it is to know this man.
"To be his granddaughter is one of my biggest blessings in life. I really don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have the additional love and attention from my loving Christian grandparents.
"The first car in the parade was Pop Pop’s dear friend Elaine A. Oakes. She along with Chris Worrell Batte's run Honored Legacies for Veterans; a group that is so dear to Pop-Pop. There was a group of fellow Veteran friends of Pop Pop’s (T.c. Dawson) that got off their cycles, saluted Pop-Pop, and then proceeded to sing “Happy Birthday” and afterward yelled out a big “Roll Tide” before they drove on. Tears were flowing! ," she captioned the heartfelt Facebook post.
Facebookers loved it, many of them sharing their thoughts in the comment section. Read a few of them below.
Misti Baker Hopkins said:
"It was such a FUN time! Loved seeing him waving from that window!"
Cathy Barrow Brown`said:
"That was so amazing to see this! Thank you for sharing Pop Pop with us!"
In more heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, many South Africans believe generational curses to be an actual thing and have dedicated themselves to breaking them. One such person is a local woman who took to Twitter to share how she had broken a generational curse and built herself a beautiful home.
Shiela Yabo whose Twitter handle is @Ms_Yabo took to the app to share a picture of the home she presumably used to live in and also one of a new and improved house which she built for herself and her family.
"Me I break those generational curses torhwana, andidlali. This one still feels like a dream," she happily captioned the Twitter post.
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