We can all hope to look as sprightly as Owen Filer if we attain the massive 100.
The centenarian was stopped on the street in Newport, South Wales, by ITV reporter Rob Osborne, who simply couldn’t imagine he was as previous as he stated he was.
He thought he was joking, and requested him to show it by telling him when he was born.
Owen might do higher than that when producing receipts, although, as he was featured in native newspaper the South Wales Argus when he reached his milestone birthday.
The army veteran instructed how he was was born in Pontnewydd on October 19, 1919, and lived within the Cwmbran space his complete life.
Rob has now shared a clip of their encounter on his Twitter web page, saying: ‘He really is 100 years old! I thought he was about 65.’
He actually is 100 years previous! I thought he was about 65.
— Rob Osborne (@robosborneitv) January 16, 2020
In the clip, he says: ‘I’ve been right here all my life, I’m 100 years previous. Yes I’m. I can bear in mind the trams the working down there look. You had to cross the street to get on the tram.
‘Ask my doctor. It’s on my prescription. 1919. Ask my mom, she was there on the time.’
Owen instructed the Argus he ‘still feels like a young man’ and credit his longevity to a lifetime of moderation.
‘I got drunk in the Army once and I never wanted to do it again,’ he stated.
He instructed how he was married to spouse Laura for 60 years, till she died in 2004 following a stroke, and has two sons and two daughters.
During his lengthy life, he was conscripted into the British Army and despatched to Bombay, now renamed Mumbai, throughout the Second World War when he was 24.
He instructed the paper: ‘While I was there was when President Harry Truman determined to drop the bombs on Japan, which ended the battle.
‘It was cruel to drop those bombs, they killed so many innocent people. I’d by no means agree with battle, by no means.’
Commenting on the video, many agreed that he appeared a lot youthful than his years.
One man claimed: ‘We Welsh are too stubborn to die young. My great aunt is 95. She’s has smoked and drank from being 14. She’s nonetheless going robust.’