JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
Stephanie Veitenheimer/Facebook

A World War II veteran asked for 100 cards for his 100th birthday, because, why not?

Celebrating one's centennial is quite an accomplishment, therefore he could ask for whatever he wants.


As it turns out, Joe Cuba's request had a global reach resulting in 10,000 birthday cards before his actual birthday on March 2.

It was more than he could ever hope for.

Cuba, who served in the United States Army Air Corps as a technical sergeant, was thrilled, according to BBC.

"I really didn't expect all the cards. I got a whole bunch of them - and I couldn't thank everyone enough."


The army veteran lives in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the Brookdale Midwestern Community.

The idea was suggested by its resident programs coordinator, Stephanie Veitenheimer.

She said:

"I asked Joe what he wanted for his birthday and he said, 'Nothing really, just happiness,' so I said, 'Well, why don't we get you 100 cards?'"

Veitenheimer posted a photo of Cuba holding a sign with the address that read:

"I'm a WW2 veteran who will be turning 100 on March 2, 2019. I would like to receive 100 birthday cards."


After the Facebook post was shared over 2,000 times, the cards began flooding in from all over the world, including places as far as Japan, Germany and Australia.

That's a lot of cards to open!



People posted a photo of the cards on social media before sending them out.

Here are some samples of what Cuba received in advance of his birthday.



This one came from the Netherlands, which reads:

"My card is ready for posting. Joe Cuba, here it comes."


People had fun showing their creative side with drawings as well.



This person illustrated an impressive caricature of Cuba and expressed their gratitude for his service.

This life-like portrait sent from Hungary almost looks like a photograph.



Brookdale Senior Living's Facebook page joked that it could take until Cuba's 101st birthday to get through all of his birthday greetings.

Cuba plans to spend his actual birth date with friends for a "dinner and a get-together."

While that alone sounds like the perfect present, those stacks of cards aren't so shabby, either.

Happy 100th, Joe!

We hope it's the best one yet!

Pixabay

As a "high achieving" student, the biggest mind-blowing fact I have ever learned has been the sheer amount of straight-up lying that happens in formal education.

It's a lot. Like a lot a lot. History class lied so hard.

Keep reading... Show less
pixabay

We go hard on A Goofy Movie around here. Tevin Campbell as Powerline is the real King of Pop 'round these parts. The perfect cast is standard choreography

I needed to tell you all that so you understood it is not an attack on the movie when I say Max sucked.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by MorningbirdPhoto from Pixabay

Board games are designed carefully by teams of experts. Countless brainstorm sessions are carried out, designs and prototypes are proposed and changed, and plenty of focus groups are consulted along the way.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Businesses have to turn a profit to be able to stay operational. We get it. A consumer is paying more than it costs to make the product to purchase the product. The upside of accepting this fact should be we're being provided a service and experience we couldn't possibly get on our own. However, there are those products that are overcharged, especially compared to the development costs, that are charged a high price for what feels like no reason outside of making a ridiculous amount of money.

Keep reading... Show less