109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase

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Meet Richard Overton, America's oldest veteran. In this lively short film by Matt Cooper and Rocky Conly, hear the whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking supercentenarian reveal his secrets to a long life.
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Meet Richard Overton, America's oldest veteran. Born on May 11, 1906, he has celebrated 110 birthdays (109 at the time of filming) and counting. The supercentenarian has lived through the Great Depression, served in World War II, and witnessed the rise of the Internet. From the Ford Model T to self-driving cars, more technological and scientific progress have occurred in Overton's lifetime than perhaps any other century in history.
The whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking elder reveals his secrets to longevity in this lively short film.
Want to help Mr. Overton stay in his Austin, TX home? Donate to his home medical care expenses on GoFundMe.
Credits: Matt Cooper (director, producer); Rocky Conly (cinematographer, producer); John Halecky (producer).
109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase
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National Geographic
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Richard Overton's journey has been such a source of inspiration here at National Geographic, and we hope you'll join us as we continue to celebrate his amazing life.
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don tubetv gaming Hari Yang lalu
Thank you for saving our country. RIP
mini modeler
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Great men like this have made are modern time
Calmous Ceo
Calmous Ceo 2 hari yang lalu
R.I.P Legends🙏🌉
Lwami Mthembu
Lwami Mthembu 6 hari yang lalu
Why do they bother showing the number of replies when noone will even find the time to read all of them ?
Betsy Kendrick
Betsy Kendrick 7 hari yang lalu
@Steven Scummy I am 64 and may be only halfway through my life. Awesome! Mr. Overton gave us all hope, peace & love.
Al Schmidt
Al Schmidt Jam Yang lalu
All the doctors who told him to s t o p smoking are already dead. And what do we all learn from it ? Yeah this one: always do the c o n t r a r y of what your MD told you ! 😁
Ester Leng
Ester Leng 2 jam yang lalu
I love how he only smiled because he was talking about his cats.
Shame Less
Shame Less 3 jam yang lalu
just to say that smoking and drinking does not kill you but thinking to much will... cheers for all you drinkers and smokers out there!!!
Nova Jenkins
Nova Jenkins 3 jam yang lalu
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Sean Zwick
Sean Zwick 4 jam yang lalu
my guy living in the matrix
DAB Smooth Beats
DAB Smooth Beats 4 jam yang lalu
His video was so inspiring, I watched it 109 times.
Glenn Widick 2003
Glenn Widick 2003 5 jam yang lalu
That was probably the most relaxing video I’ve seen
CBG josh
CBG josh 5 jam yang lalu
I know where I’m going tho.
Fireblade 5 jam yang lalu
Wow! He can still walk!! He is 109!!
Daniel Weise
Daniel Weise 6 jam yang lalu
I bet he's still kickin,wouldn't be bad to live like that.
ltsMilkyy 7 jam yang lalu
It’s so awesome because everything he does just makes him happy. Good for him :)
soggypapper 7 jam yang lalu
i would love to meet this guy and listen to everything he says
Lighting. 8 jam yang lalu
Cheers, I’ll drink to that bro.
Clup 8 jam yang lalu
Its really sad to think thats hes not alive anymore. R.I.P
Ava Roberts
Ava Roberts 8 jam yang lalu
This dude even alive still?
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith 9 jam yang lalu
The key to long life I think.... Is to enjoy every second of it, even if it's not that long.
Kyle Pearson
Kyle Pearson 10 jam yang lalu
Bet he's dead now
Keaton Cherry
Keaton Cherry 10 jam yang lalu
yea he is a year after this was made
Bassam Alasker
Bassam Alasker 11 jam yang lalu
You are a treasure Mr. Overtin !!
Keaton Cherry
Keaton Cherry 8 jam yang lalu
@Bassam Alasker yea
Bassam Alasker
Bassam Alasker 9 jam yang lalu
@Keaton Cherry May GOD have mercy on his soul !
Keaton Cherry
Keaton Cherry 10 jam yang lalu
he died sadly
Paul T
Paul T 12 jam yang lalu
Listen to what he has to say folks, you might learn something.
Carla Forde Gude
Carla Forde Gude 12 jam yang lalu
This was great. I was having a difficult day/week. This was uplifting. Thanks Mr. Overton!! May God continue to bless you.
Gene* ReveTV
Gene* ReveTV 12 jam yang lalu
happiness is the secret of long life, as well as eating healthy..im sure he is happy...and being alone in the house with his cat makes him happy..being contented with simplicity in life sure it contribute making him happy...and very important, he loves going to church and communicate to God, and God reward hi a long and happy life...God bless you Mr. R. Overton...yes you inspired me a lot....
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 13 jam yang lalu
Thank you for your wise words sir.
Micah Diaz
Micah Diaz 13 jam yang lalu
In the eyes of god we are perfect. Everybody is amazing in their ways. Especially Mr. Overton. R.I.P and may you dance with the Angels 🙏🏼❤
Jonathan Peake
Jonathan Peake 14 jam yang lalu
legend! Thank you Sir. Total respect for this guy.
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Wyatt Foss 15 jam yang lalu
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zep444 16 jam yang lalu
Something doesn't add up. He went into the army in 1940. That would mean he was 34 years old when he went into the army. Who starts an army carrer at 34? Especially considering the life expectancy back then was like 60 or so.
Jonas Kessler
Jonas Kessler 16 jam yang lalu
He ended up living until 112. Amazing.
sneaky bidder
sneaky bidder 17 jam yang lalu
The day you watch a video like this and give it a thumb down is the day you should come to the conclusion that you are a terrible human being. What is it to dislike about this story.
Jordan tranclan
Jordan tranclan 18 jam yang lalu
Richard Overton died on December 27 at the age of 112, 230 days May Mr Overton truly rest in peace with all the other brave men who sacrificed their lives for us WE LOVE YOU RICHARD
Johnnys Tech Tips
Johnnys Tech Tips 23 jam yang lalu
Sadly, Richard Overton died on December 27, 2018 in Austin Texas
ToastyHashbrown 23 jam yang lalu
I took one massive lesson from this video... enjoy what you do no matter what it is
Donno 23 jam yang lalu
So many gems dropped here. Loved this whole video! God bless him!
Jon Boltz
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Great inspiration, reminds me of Dad in Mom's outlook.
Augusto Jose
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Americans need to return to a life that God intended.
Clout 9
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_wait.._ he is 109 *AND SMOKES?* _i am baffled.._
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Robinson Hari Yang lalu
stop smoking mate cmon thats rediculas
Nathan Ramirez
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Is it me or do (not trying to be racist) black people live longer and better than normal super old people
Demo Technic
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Or maybe it’s because he’s a ww2 vet who was taught right as a child and ain’t a snowflake
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12 cigars a day...Het mom I found this vi-