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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.
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Want to help Mr. Overton stay in his Austin, TX home? Donate to his home medical care expenses on GoFundMe.
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Credits: Matt Cooper (director, producer); Rocky Conly (cinematographer, producer); John Halecky (producer).

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National Geographic
National Geographic 3 yıl önce
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.
Mrs. ATX
Mrs. ATX 3 aylar önce
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1981yama
1981yama 4 aylar önce
That’s the power of the father the son and the holy Spirt. Values and decency!
Old Soul
Old Soul 5 aylar önce
Got that right peace and blessing 🙏 brother oventen 😭😭😭😭😭🥺
Tha Suki Sonya H Sone
Tha Suki Sonya H Sone 8 aylar önce
@xAirlinkx and you will be one less too of whatever you are... In the world.
Coffee Fueled
Coffee Fueled 10 aylar önce
Rip.
Christian Laurence
Christian Laurence 5 aylar önce
12 cigars a day, 4 glasses of whiskey, classic Ford pickup, healthy, and 109 years old with a 91 year old shorty? Legendary.
CM FATE
CM FATE 2 gün önce
114 if he still kicking it today
Blade
Blade 3 gün önce
Drinking Milk everyday, don't forget that.. That's the secret👌
Stoney
Stoney 7 gün önce
@Hot Feva I don't know where you got them facts from. You brothers and sisters be looking like 30 at 60.
Niyomufasha Fabrice
Niyomufasha Fabrice 12 gün önce
@Daniel u gonna kill somebody
mattgros86
mattgros86 13 gün önce
Mentality
Timothy Daniels
Timothy Daniels 5 aylar önce
Overton was hospitalized for pneumonia in December 2018. He was placed in a rehabilitation center, where he died on December 27, 2018, aged 112 years and 230 days. Rest In Peace to a Courageous Curtious and a WW2 Vet.
John Doe
John Doe 6 gün önce
@Sneek Sheets if I can smoke until 112 years old I will take that
N02tradamus
N02tradamus 7 gün önce
@Sneek Sheets Poor guy lived to 112. Maybe he shouldn't of smoked cigars. Could have lived to over 200, right?
CoDWarlord98
CoDWarlord98 9 gün önce
Wish I could live that long, but unfortunately I highly doubt I'll even make it to a hundred years of age. Lol.
CoDWarlord98
CoDWarlord98 9 gün önce
Dang! That's insane to think he died 135 days before his 113th birthday, bro! That's just incredible!😱😱😱
Official - C L U D O E W S.
@Sneek Sheets i won the intercontinental freedive competition and am the consecutive gold medalist for commonwealth games and santos, multi disciplinary ..im the closet record to bolt and likely will surpass bolts records i am a full time pot head.. the biggest health hippies and most die hard vegans dont stand a chance against me. i eat gold medals for breakfast . its all about conditioning. if you have to much oxygen, you will sleep and perspire or get tired very easily. out of all those quit campaigns and health nuttas im more healthy and they cant compete in there wildest dreams. i may get a chance to have a crack at bolt, and i my timing is within the 2 seconds .. i can take him.. where no one else really has a chance .
victor 91
victor 91 6 aylar önce
The lack of fear and stress made this guy live long
Whirlwind Yasuo
Whirlwind Yasuo 9 gün önce
@Bilbo Tbaggins I can only guess after the stress from the war everything else was toned down
Noahbirk
Noahbirk 22 gün önce
And he has a lot of things to live for his wife, church, his car he understand we only get one life and we better use it and enjoy the moments while we have them I suggest for anyone young to be aware of the matrix first of, success isn’t the amount of money or jobs or cars you have, it’s on how easily you’ve been laughing, how much you’ve been smiling, being with family and friends you adore Find people in your life that you love, and learn to love more, I love the quote I saw in this video at the grave yard, it said more darkness and evil cant run out darkness but love can. We all get into fights with our family’s and loved ones and but if you can learn to be open hearted and minded again and forgive to make up then you’ll be good and you’ll make more enjoyable memories with those people overtime ❤ Let love in ❤
Blubber Mammoth
Blubber Mammoth Aylar önce
@Bilbo Tbaggins I think it’s more about his own stress management and his mentality. The way you handle that stress is a big factor
Blubber Mammoth
Blubber Mammoth Aylar önce
@Chickenking definitely both. Intense stress kills people.
VanJam®
VanJam® Aylar önce
@Chickenking it's all genetics..? Ohh
Dead Owlcifer
Dead Owlcifer 5 gün önce
"It makes me happy." This is the true way to have a long life. Forget what anybody else thinks about it, if it makes you happy then go for it.
Sibrena Dunkley
Sibrena Dunkley 2 yıl önce
This documentary was done in 2016 before his birthday. He was born 1906 and died 2018 at age 112. May he Rest In Paradise❤️🕊
Geek Of Motifs
Geek Of Motifs 3 aylar önce
may his soul rest in peace
EC320
EC320 4 aylar önce
Rest in Power
Samuel Morante
Samuel Morante 4 aylar önce
Rest in peace ❤️
Kumba Kumba
Kumba Kumba 4 aylar önce
Peace to your noble soul for ever" mandénmansa ( the emperor of mandinguo people or malinkê or emperor of mali)
James Angst
James Angst 4 aylar önce
Rip to a legend
MegaLilei
MegaLilei 6 aylar önce
And he lived up to 112 years old. We need more stories like this.
Florin Flo
Florin Flo 6 aylar önce
@MegaLilei He died chill and happy! God bless him!
MegaLilei
MegaLilei 6 aylar önce
@Blaze Yes
blue mack
blue mack Saatler önce
This is refreshing every time I see it I think about my uncle's💜
Kris Mitchell
Kris Mitchell 7 aylar önce
He’s so wholesome. The part that he said his cats make him happy made my heart melt. 🥰
Brent Sarazin
Brent Sarazin 6 aylar önce
I agree with you 100%. Cats are amazing creatures.
Rachel Howell
Rachel Howell 6 aylar önce
As a nurse who has dedicated my whole career to geriatrics and working in nursing homes this story is so heart warming and stirs the soul!! Our older generations speak so much life wisdom if people aren't to busy to listen.. it's really worth you time!! I love old people and they deserve nothing but the utmost respect 💖
Buffster
Buffster 5 aylar önce
You're an angel, doing the job you do, especially in a this crazy world we are living in. Thank you! Good luck in your nursing career. :)
TomDoesUtube
TomDoesUtube 6 aylar önce
Exactly!
Nolan Tams
Nolan Tams 3 yıl önce
109 years old still rocks a rifle and smokes a cigar. Drives an old ford manual and fought in WW2. This is a whole new level of being a badass
John Wunder
John Wunder 4 aylar önce
@Mpando Banda the "car" is a late 70's ford truck
Jonathan Papadax
Jonathan Papadax 5 aylar önce
@B D Automatic or manual,, he was driving this car for over fifty years. I mean he said it himself "I would buy one thing, I would use that thing. I won't buy a thing and then buy another". An old car, old TV, old radio, old house...
Der Marock
Der Marock 9 aylar önce
* a deadass
Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman Yıl önce
Smoke isnt cool
Aj Skyhasnolimits
@Dean Leeper Don't inhale. Like Bill Clinton
CapitalFraz
CapitalFraz 5 aylar önce
"I may give out, but I never give up" - Richard Overton Salute to all parties involved, for making this possible. 💜✝️ Still smiling!
Brody Caple
Brody Caple 7 saatler önce
Rip to this war hero🕊
Miles
Miles Aylar önce
The most patriotic Americans are the ones who have been discriminated the most. He lived through Jim Crow, lynching's and horrible violence against black America, yet he still believes and has hope in this country, that is inspirational and means so much. It gives me hope that we can be better.
The lyrist
The lyrist 3 saatler önce
Thank you for your service sir.
Sambit Koley
Sambit Koley Yıl önce
He passed away in 2018 at 112 years. What an amazing journey! RIP.
andrew
andrew Aylar önce
He is talking about Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, he passed away at 112 years old
qso 356
qso 356 2 aylar önce
@Salazar Raul Shut up.
Amber Dean
Amber Dean 3 aylar önce
😢
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦 3 aylar önce
Rest in peace Mr. Overton.
CosmicRaven
CosmicRaven Yıl önce
@KREY no he died in 2018
Doug's Welding & Fabrication
I've watched this video at least 20 times in the last 5 years. Sometimes, I just need a little reminder of the good in this world. I wish I could have sat and had a conversation with Richard.....
KO L
KO L 2 aylar önce
Can learn a lot from this guy. No credit cards no bs. No entrapments of the modern system 👌🏼
KO L
KO L 2 aylar önce
@k Tloz they probably were less sedentary than people now and also ate differently. Ain’t just smoking that kills you it’s all the other stuff too like bad diet and lack of exercise and lack of drive in life. These old skoolers were made differently.
Rage Master
Rage Master 4 aylar önce
Maybe the way you smoke can be the difference, like richard said, you don't swallow it
Dr. Phillips
Dr. Phillips 4 aylar önce
I totally understand makes you appreciate the small things in life... I just love his simplicity goes to show that you don't need all of this materialistic things to be happy...
TreeRex4x
TreeRex4x 6 aylar önce
same bruh
SHAWANA RHODES
SHAWANA RHODES 6 aylar önce
What I got out of the life lessons from Mr. Overton, is the secret to life is to do what makes you happy, and not live in fear; and living your life doing what you love, and being surrounded by those who make you happy. Good lessons to live by. Thank you Mr. Overton!
Ty Treet
Ty Treet Gün önce
He's a dapper fellow.
will3890
will3890 2 aylar önce
My great grandfather was born in 1907 and lived into the early 2000s. I always thought it was so crazy the amount of change he saw throughout his life. I seriously think the only reason he lived that long was stubbornness and being very strong minded.
Guilherme Pascuti
Guilherme Pascuti Aylar önce
@will3890 yeah that's true
will3890
will3890 Aylar önce
@Guilherme Pascuti The mindset that he wasn't going to die, his will to live. Obviously that can't go on forever, but I do think that did play a part in lengthening out his life. Your mental health has an impact on your physical health.
Guilherme Pascuti
Guilherme Pascuti Aylar önce
That's really crazy. And what do you mean by he was stubborness? That got me interested
Azarias.
Azarias. 2 yıl önce
I don’t understand why people don’t like listening to old people’s stories, I’d listen for hours
Richard
Richard 2 aylar önce
Always those smartassy “people…” comments. As if you’re special.
Pattrice Gray
Pattrice Gray 2 aylar önce
I loved listening and still do love listening to old folks all about whatever they choose. I used to spend years while I was in high school Friday nights with my Grandmommy. She passed as 90 about 12 years ago. I’m glad we had the time together just her and I.
F.K
F.K 3 aylar önce
I love to listen 👂
Black Lyfe
Black Lyfe 4 aylar önce
Because we don't care
Sanam
Sanam 5 aylar önce
I'd listen for years :) It makes me feel so good, so good that no one can define
Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson 19 saatler önce
What's crazy is, he was old enough to remember every major American war in the 20th century
Kaneatha Reneau Raleigh
This guy is inspiring! The simplistic contentment of doing “what makes me happy” is the secret! He’s adorable! 🥰
vivec_trips on Instagram sells Psyched. Stuffs
👆👆👆look up that handle, he ships worldwide , and he got shrooms, Dmt, lsd, mmda, kat ,psilocybin, Xanax,chocolate bars, he's got a lot...🍄 💊🍫🔌🔌🔌
Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn 7 aylar önce
My soul has been blessed and warmed by Mr. Overton's story. Thank you, sir. I salute you.🎖
Rudy Chavarria Jr.
Rudy Chavarria Jr. 6 aylar önce
I often watch this when life gets a bit too crazy. I share with people, too. It reminds me to do the things that make me happy. If people don't like it, that's their problem. Thank you, Mr. Overton. Thank you! God bless you!
Tingle
Tingle Aylar önce
many things are there which we affect society in wrong way in name of life and choice.. So live with ur choice which knowing ur responsibility and accountability
Pash
Pash 6 aylar önce
This guy has zero grudges. He will live on in our hearts.
Tren Genius
Tren Genius 5 aylar önce
Dont inhale the cigar, just forget about swallowing it. IM DOING IT THE HEALTHY WAY 😂
Candace Oglesby
Candace Oglesby 5 aylar önce
@Solomon Li well he lived up to 112 so....
Solomon Li
Solomon Li 5 aylar önce
12 cigars per day, dope! Must be a luxurious lifestyle.
CapitalFraz
CapitalFraz 5 aylar önce
Oh snap, wzup brother Tren!
M i
M i 2 aylar önce
the biggest wisdom he gave, i feel like, is seeing the positive in everything. we went through war, segregation, likely experienced lots of racism and bad during his lifetime, but if you listen to him talk he talks about the joy, the good in people, and the happiness he has. his smile and attitude is just so contageous.
Apple Sauce
Apple Sauce 5 aylar önce
9:54 when he said that, all I could do was smile in such a goofy way. I'm just so happy that he still enjoyed his life and had a road buddy with him☺️
chunkiewunkie
chunkiewunkie 2 yıl önce
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
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦 3 aylar önce
Rest in peace Mr. Overton.
Brian Linck
Brian Linck 2 yıl önce
May he Rest In Peace 👑😢
C.
C. 2 yıl önce
steven gittens, no I’m pretty sure they still die
kevo
kevo 2 yıl önce
Amen🙏🏽🙏🏽🖤
Jay TV
Jay TV 2 yıl önce
He is truly brave hero veteran❣️ RIP Sir
robert perrella
robert perrella 11 gün önce
" IF YOU GIVE UP YOU'RE THROUGH, YOUR JUST DOUBTING YOURSELF"- RICHARD ARVIN OVERTON,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what a great quote from a class individual
Nick Menard
Nick Menard 4 gün önce
My grandfathers is a 96 year old WWII vet, its unreal to talk to him on a weekly basis. Something i will cherish my whole life.
Escoboss productions
Escoboss productions 6 aylar önce
This made me cry it really did it reminded me of my grandfather who lived to 95 he gave me advice on how to live a better life. True inspiration
Belle Star
Belle Star 5 aylar önce
This truly put a smile on my face and you can tell he is so loved. Thank you for your service and God Bless. Also when he said the other lady was 91 I couldn’t believe it, she looked in her 60’s. God Bless
Carly G
Carly G 3 yıl önce
He’s no longer alive but he live 112 yrs He lived a good long life Rip
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦 3 aylar önce
Rest in peace Mr. Overton.
Carly G
Carly G 8 aylar önce
Sorry if I used there instead they’re it was a mistake alright sorry it offended you
Carly G
Carly G 8 aylar önce
Also I’m pretty sure when referring to the English language , you use a capital E , so maybe you should check your own grammar .
Carly G
Carly G 8 aylar önce
@Brain TheGreat Done being a troll , Maybe I couldn’t be bothered considered that . Your one to talk you can’t even use a capital at the beginning of a sentence Be nice ok
TrollForaLiving
TrollForaLiving 8 aylar önce
nice grammar
JB
JB 7 aylar önce
Imagine all the amazing twentieth century music he listened to when it was brand new. Worked hard, survived a war, lived sparingly, what a great life and a great inspiration you are Mr. Overton, RIP.
favourite anime clips
favourite anime clips 3 aylar önce
Overton was hospitalized for pneumonia in December 2018. He was placed in a rehabilitation center, where he died on December 27, 2018, aged 112 years and 230 days.
Jmcghouly
Jmcghouly Aylar önce
Rest in peace. And thank you for your amazing service to this country. God bless our veterans.
noire
noire Aylar önce
Just did what made himself happy for his entire life. Didn't stress about nothing, just did what he wanted to do and he lived a long and prosperous life. I have been inspired. R.I.P.
Blake
Blake 2 yıl önce
This guy has probably seen people be born all the way through their death. Imagine being old enough to witness everyone you love live and die.
Love to Learn
Love to Learn 6 aylar önce
I have no interest in thar. He's a strong person
Brandon H
Brandon H Yıl önce
@Ulowwxrld u deserve this long overdue upvote 👍🏾
Jack Marshall
Jack Marshall Yıl önce
I would hate that but also live that it would be fun to out live them but seeing them died and not being with them would be lonely.
Hehe
Hehe Yıl önce
That's sad
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith Yıl önce
@GCG "all is one"? God is everything, 🙏 and always will be, so.. in that aspect or regard rather, then, yes Mr. 90's sir, you are spot on in that regard. To all others, I think not, but thoughts are like buttholes, everyone has one, and all others stink to each one another! 🤣
Jvlio
Jvlio Gün önce
Absolute badass💯
Trav3rsy
Trav3rsy 7 aylar önce
That mans smile is inspiring. Key take aways; live life for those that need you, do what makes you happy, have belief in something bigger than yourself. "i may give out but i never give up"
yeahitsmera
yeahitsmera 4 aylar önce
He was very impactful and showed to do the things you love and makes you happy. RIP Richard Overton
paul mc
paul mc 6 aylar önce
Seriously though, don't we need more truly inspiring stories like this? Absolutely awesome. 😎👏👏👏👏
Mr. B.
Mr. B. 2 yıl önce
No stress. No trying to live outside his means. Relaxed and comfortable in his life decisions. That's how he lived as long as he did.
David e
David e 2 yıl önce
exactly! a few main points which in my opinion were (along with good genes of course..) the main cause for his long lasting happy life: no debt, living below his means, buying high quality items with the intention to use them for many years, feeling happy and grateful for what one have etc..
Douglas Bowen
Douglas Bowen 2 yıl önce
Amen!
CAJS99
CAJS99 2 yıl önce
IM GONNA DO THAT FROM NOW ON NO LONGER HELD BY MY PAST ILL MOVE FORWARD LIVING THE WAY I WANT TO.
Nia.D33
Nia.D33 2 yıl önce
also just good genetics and some luck , you can still get hit by a falling brick no matter how healthy you live or a killed by a driver whilst you were obeying the laws , or just be unlucky and get cancer at 30. Alot more luck and gentics than method.
Cecil Bagshaw
Cecil Bagshaw 2 yıl önce
@Eileen Castillo🐞 I don't think he meant it like that, much of our stresses in life come with living outside our means and our expectations, instead of stopping to consider what we have and our good fortune.
FSW From The Ground Up
What a joy to watch. 5/10/22 He lived to be 112 yrs old. What a blessing to still be able to walk, talk, see, drive and be in his right mind. What I got from his message. Living a debt free, simple life, enjoying his pleasures and his church life and obviously following the teachings of how to live and treat people right. You can also tell he had a strong will to live and not give up and doubt himself. I loved every minute. May those that read this be endowed with a good long life, with good health, happiness and a sound mind.
Cheekos Takos
Cheekos Takos 16 gün önce
Mr. Overton is the living embodiment of the American Dream. God Bless you sir. And thank you for your service
The Unknown MW
The Unknown MW 26 gün önce
I wish I could have met this guy, shook his hand, and thanked him for his service. We need more people like this guy
OlYeller
OlYeller 4 aylar önce
The common theme is he did things that simply “made him happy” 🥹 maybe that’s the secret to life, never stop doing what you love, have no fear, and have faith that when it’s your time it’s your time
Susan Chuwa
Susan Chuwa 7 aylar önce
I think the key to his longevity is that he did what made him happy and what made him feel good, thus minimizing stress. Stress greatly contributes to early death.
SmarterGerman
SmarterGerman 7 gün önce
@k Tloz Naw. You got it the wrong way around.If they hadn't smoked they'd all be still alive today.
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz Aylar önce
Good reason to let the small stuff slide, not to hold onto unforgivenss or bitterness, actively forgiving ourselves & other people, focused on enjoying life, be that coffee or cigars or whisky, whatever floats your boat, ticks that happy box, what ever gives you a happy reason to keep going. What an uplifting example! He is a true inspiration, this video filled with powerful truths about the Law of Attraction
WingedBull1
WingedBull1 Aylar önce
So True so true.
k Tloz
k Tloz Aylar önce
@Masticlox Poker Well if u take ur head out of the sand u might see better.
Masticlox Poker
Masticlox Poker Aylar önce
@k Tloz Bro , life is already hard at 80 iq, use your time more wise, farewell
The Problem Must Be In Your Pants
“Every time an old person dies, a library burns down”
Jean Bean
Jean Bean 6 aylar önce
He just does what makes him feel good. It's a beautiful lesson. I love that. I wish he had someone to share his time with regularly, he would never feel that unnecessary loneliness.
Jameshama02@gmail
Jameshama02@gmail 6 aylar önce
@Jean Bean I'm fine beautiful hope things are fine over there ... Hope am not bothering you over there..
Jean Bean
Jean Bean 6 aylar önce
@Jameshama02@gmail Hello, I'm doing well. How are you?
Jameshama02@gmail
Jameshama02@gmail 6 aylar önce
Hello Jean how are you
bouzid omar
bouzid omar 28 gün önce
Smokes 12 cigars a day, four cups of coffee a morning and still manages to live to 109years, what a legend!!
Jason Lee Ward
Jason Lee Ward 20 gün önce
Mr Overton was the definition of a well balanced person. Thanks for the great video! 🙏🏽
JMakuto
JMakuto 2 yıl önce
He did things that made him happy, that's his secret.
sophia Ashley
sophia Ashley 9 aylar önce
yeah dont u think we should support them? for what they've done for us
Corey Wilcox
Corey Wilcox 11 aylar önce
True!
Broken Dreamz
Broken Dreamz 11 aylar önce
Drugs too they may kill young but people have fun doing it and they enjoy life sometimes wiyj it
Михаил
Михаил Yıl önce
I emphasized same conclusion 👍
Reese3
Reese3 Yıl önce
Thank you, you saved me 12:39 of my time
S.A.R Home Improvements
I’m 109yrs old, I still walk, still talk, and I’m still smoking Cuban cigars.. What a legend. Thank you sir. Respect
k Tloz
k Tloz 6 aylar önce
Interesting, Jeanne Calment the oldest lady to have lived that can be verified also smoked. Do these Centurions know something that the docs don't?? If u look up Centurion's you'll find half smoked. According to docs this should not be. Oh wait could the docs be wrong? It's also known that back in the days an autopsy was quick, if u smoked that was the reason for ur death. No autopsy needed.
Bonny Kpa
Bonny Kpa 3 aylar önce
"I may give out, but I never give up" Words to live by right there!
Wayne Martin
Wayne Martin 4 aylar önce
I love this guy! He makes my day, every time I see this video. How amazing! We should all be so lucky!
Dick Behringer
Dick Behringer 16 gün önce
It’s such a blessing to live a life like this
Dan MacLean
Dan MacLean 2 yıl önce
These old school people are the toughest to ever walk the earth. Never duplicated, only appreciated. Respect!
Born To Climb
Born To Climb 7 aylar önce
@Aayush Roy weak people sre not new, so many million people died in the past, million civilists and fighters, nobody cares but this guy is a nice singlecase and the people here are happy
Jose Fast Boats
Jose Fast Boats 9 aylar önce
@risha a This is the key................
Leeann Sampson
Leeann Sampson 10 aylar önce
Absolutely 💯 %
risha a
risha a 11 aylar önce
probably cause they had better food not all fake and chemicals
HDVisions
HDVisions Yıl önce
@Aayush Roy As opposed to when? The only difference is, is that people are more likely to be free thinkers now than back in the day.
SopieMunky
SopieMunky 2 aylar önce
I could listen to this guy talk about how much he loves life all day.
Vincent Boogaloo
Vincent Boogaloo 6 aylar önce
RIP Mr. Overton & TY for your service! The entire vid really makes you contemplate/reassess what's really important in life...seeing him drive that old Ford, smoke cigars, feed his cats, go to church, still has his M1 Garand...do what makes ya happy!
Mischa C
Mischa C 6 aylar önce
Ive seen this 3 times and i still love it. Soon i'll have his words memorized 😅 Oh Mr. Overton you rock!
Norm James
Norm James 6 aylar önce
After watching this story no matter how tired I feel I will not give up. Thank God for Mr Overton. He puts it all in great perspective.
Mason Petersen
Mason Petersen Yıl önce
90% of the reason why he did the things he did “cause it make me happy” that’s the way to live. God bless this legend
A H
A H 5 aylar önce
Actually he said it makes him feel good, not happy. The pursuit of happiness is futile.
Monotyc
Monotyc 6 aylar önce
G OMEGALUL D
John Matacola
John Matacola 6 aylar önce
please read the song verse I have written from years ago! Thank you. Knowing when you are happy is very serious business ad can lead to contentment or resentment or rage or ?
THE WEIRD GUY
THE WEIRD GUY 6 aylar önce
thats how he lived this long because he was happy
ƬψƬΩiiXinnex
ƬψƬΩiiXinnex 6 aylar önce
But is making you happy really the key to your understanding of life? Or has your own questions are too late to look into? Because it is selfish, crazy, and not helpful for people in their selfish non-harmful deeds? That's the kind of competence you'd rather not look into. You'd probably waste your own time letting yourself depending on other people. While the certain person alone does all the tasks for you. I hope you know that your prefix in your name. Is not the real you but a character. Such identity it is I suppose.
Mike L
Mike L 6 aylar önce
Thank You sir for your service, if the world had more people like yourself it would be a much happier place
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon 25 gün önce
He's almost 60 years older than me and he's got better, healthier looking and well placed teeth than me. This is despite all the coffee and smoking. Genes truly make all the difference in our lives. We can only do so much.
Hairston Williams
Hairston Williams 6 aylar önce
God bless this man's soul. Rest easy and thank you for your service and tremendously wise advice.
Anime Soulful
Anime Soulful 23 gün önce
For anybody wandering today, He died in December 2018 at 112 Years old. Almost 2 years after this video was released. God bless his soul
scottthefunk
scottthefunk 22 gün önce
So glad to hear the jab never had him. What a beautiful video.
David Hok
David Hok 2 yıl önce
Born: 11 May 1906 Died: 27 December 2018 Had lived for [112 years] Rest in eternal peace Richard Arvin Overton
༼ཆ༽
༼ཆ༽ 26 gün önce
Basically in 2019
Kevinisbroke
Kevinisbroke 2 aylar önce
🙏
Tashie's tasty island Cuisine TV
R.I.P what a blessing to humanity 😊🙏
Ryver Alexander
Ryver Alexander 5 aylar önce
@007gzilla He's from Texas, Pecan growers, I have Pickens down some in Texas!
Ryver Alexander
Ryver Alexander 5 aylar önce
@Thesyker361 Sadnan When the video was taken, but he died 112 upon reading the comments
Kristel B
Kristel B 2 aylar önce
Beautiful! I love hearing from older people, they know how to put life into perspective.
Jeff Freeman
Jeff Freeman 4 aylar önce
What a gem!! Boy there is a lot of miles on that fella. Imagine all the stories ☺️ Godspeed and good luck sir 🫡
Brian Boehmert
Brian Boehmert 4 aylar önce
what a amazing person im going to strive to be like him and squeeze every bit of happiness i can from this life.
Terria Wright
Terria Wright 4 aylar önce
Thank you for sending this video. It's very encouraging and inspirational. He's living a blessed life, a life of contentment with what he has. AWESOME!
Braso
Braso 3 yıl önce
He died aged 112, last December for a lung infection called pneumonia... R.I.P Legend
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦
Lincoln Clay 🇺🇦 3 aylar önce
Rest in peace Mr. Overton.
Big C
Big C 3 aylar önce
And if he didn’t smoke cigars, he might’ve made it to 112 1/2. Short changed himself
marvin
marvin 4 aylar önce
@Jack Pen im not englisch speaker and i dindt knew its a lung infection so that was helpful
Moonshine9 9
Moonshine9 9 4 aylar önce
@Computer Guy true
Moonshine9 9
Moonshine9 9 4 aylar önce
@Bob Funez Some people do. I'd love to know.
SheWhoMinds HerBusiness
Bless you, Mr. Overton… Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service!
Arizona Ranger
Arizona Ranger Aylar önce
I love this mans story. may he rest in peace
KNMVP
KNMVP 3 aylar önce
What a great life he lived thank you for your service.
harrisskates
harrisskates 2 aylar önce
I love the simple videography displayed along with this man's wisdom. Makes me feel good.
Kevin
Kevin 2 yıl önce
Stress will kill you. My grandfather lived a very long life, and he always said, "smile, relax and dont go thinking about the stuff you cant control".
Marrie James
Marrie James 7 aylar önce
Easier said than done!
ArtforChrist
ArtforChrist 7 aylar önce
@FBI I pray that you find peace in Christ Jesus. Seek Him & will know where your soul is going for eternity. Then there will be nothing to fear. ❤️ God bless you.
Cavalii B
Cavalii B Yıl önce
Your grandfather gave an amazing quote I needed that bro
Shreya 🎆🖤
Shreya 🎆🖤 Yıl önce
@[Redacted] its ok to not to be okk sometimes
DeeJay
DeeJay 2 yıl önce
So very true bruh and most out there don't realize that they TRULY are the cause of their own stress
Seth D
Seth D 3 aylar önce
109 and was still holding open doors and holding the ladies purse. What a gentleman.
NOBODY
NOBODY Aylar önce
"I may give out but I never give up" -Legend
BarBee
BarBee 13 gün önce
Best truth ❤
TahitianTreatSkeetJuice
could still walk great. drive. mind is sharp. and he wasnt even a Vegan that lived in some blue zone - lets not leave out those parts....lol. btw, he talks about some deep stuff in this short video.
ImASleepDeprivedTeen
ImASleepDeprivedTeen 5 aylar önce
He lived to 112 years old and was buried with his favorite items, a bottle of whiskey, a pack of cigars, and his veteran hat
reihanboo
reihanboo 2 yıl önce
When he said "back in my days" you know he aint bullshitting
Soldierboy39
Soldierboy39 11 saatler önce
😂😂
clay surrency
clay surrency 7 gün önce
How you know
clay surrency
clay surrency 7 gün önce
How you know
HardBloodNelza
HardBloodNelza 13 gün önce
When you take one look at the guy, you know he ain't bullshitting.
tubby9402
tubby9402 23 gün önce
So he's a bull
Happy Emmanuel
Happy Emmanuel 4 aylar önce
Nick, this was a triple help!! You fulfilled Nipsey's project after his death, you've put Doc Godwin story and message out to the world after his death, and you've gave us hope and inspiration that together we can get it done in a world in which not all of us are for us!! Big Ups Brother.. peace and prosperity
Em Press
Em Press 4 aylar önce
Watching this made me happy Mr. Overton ! May you rest in peace !
eric wat
eric wat 6 aylar önce
Thank you for your service and spending time with us on this planet. You have made it a little better.
Dixie Peach
Dixie Peach 4 aylar önce
I salute you and love your testimony…So real and beautiful…What blessing witness a piece of your life that you’re sharing…May God keep you covered ❤ Many thanks to you WWII Veteran ❤️🙏🏾💯
Kyle McCloud
Kyle McCloud Yıl önce
“I may give out, but I’ll never give up” hands down one of the best quotes I’ve heard
Katina Thomas
Katina Thomas 5 aylar önce
@triple_12 ABSOLUTELY I AGREE , ALSO IT MEANS THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE WON'T LIVE AS LONG AS HIM , BECAUSE THEY WONT TAKE , WHAT HE TOOK BACK IN THOSE DAYS . THIS IS CALL LONGEVITY LIFE & A BLESSINGS. R.I.H. MR ROBERT A. OVERTON
Olivia W
Olivia W 6 aylar önce
Yes THIS was so good!
Michael West
Michael West 6 aylar önce
Straight gangsta smacking real talk. With age comes wisdom. "I might give out, but I'll never give up"!
Dennis Simpson
Dennis Simpson 6 aylar önce
@kevin clark he right feed to muchwant catch a 🐀
Dennis Simpson
Dennis Simpson 6 aylar önce
@Old school ways she looks great 👍♥️at 90 bless her heart❤️
ssisnake
ssisnake 6 aylar önce
RIP old-timer, thanks for all the wisdom and your service, you were one cool dude.
Thomas Dunn
Thomas Dunn 6 aylar önce
RIP Mr. Overton. You set a wonderful example for us all. Thank you!
Randomotion
Randomotion 7 aylar önce
Thank you Brother Overton for your service to us all and for your inspiring spirit and life. May you find another hundred years of joy.
Mark Rotter
Mark Rotter 4 aylar önce
Mr.Overton, Rest In Peace. You are the epitome of inspiration and ultimate class. A “diamond amongst garnets”. I salute you.
futuristicart
futuristicart Yıl önce
R.I.P Richard Arvin Overton, May 11th 1906 - December 27th 2018, Aged 112 Years old when he died.
Sean Watson
Sean Watson 7 aylar önce
Rest in peace sweet soul
Good fellas
Good fellas 7 aylar önce
rip en respect fore you Mr overton🙏
thefirefox819222
thefirefox819222 8 aylar önce
Thanks For Your Service, Sir3.
CdeanJ11
CdeanJ11 8 aylar önce
They Took him to early
Liet Liet
Liet Liet 8 aylar önce
Rip
husky3g
husky3g 5 aylar önce
Rest in peace Mr. Overton! I always love coming back to hear you speak.
Jay Jay Effron
Jay Jay Effron Aylar önce
I see many skipping the largest part about what Mr.Overton said. He ALWAYS gave GOD the credit for his life and acknowledged the Lord, That is the truth of his longevity and health. HIS LOYALTY TO CHRIST😊
J Stone
J Stone 7 aylar önce
Thank you Mr. Overton. For your life and contribution to humanity. Thank you for your wisdom and patience courage. Bless you.
Odthean
Odthean 6 aylar önce
R.I.P. Richard. Your words brought tears to my eyes. You lived a good life.
powderedwater
powderedwater 3 yıl önce
thats crazy, he was born before the first tv, and lived past the internet. what a life
Mister Gunsen
Mister Gunsen 3 yıl önce
@Heed the Seen it kind of has. group of people. still though. DARPA. Arpanet. read about it.
James Roales
James Roales 3 yıl önce
He should of upgraded to a flat screen TV. He deserved the best that modern technology has to offer.
henry 370z
henry 370z 3 yıl önce
He most likely dont use the internet either
alwaysopen
alwaysopen 3 yıl önce
Millennial
Mark Tuson
Mark Tuson 3 yıl önce
@Wilfe nobody said the Model T was the first car, they said it was *his* first car.
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