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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).
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National Geographic
National Geographic Hace un año
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.
Soekarno Prijoatmodjo
Pdt Andy saya Pc.Soekarno Prijoatmodjo sakit prostat suksa perdárahan mohon kesembuhan terima kasih.
Human Being
Human Being Hace 5 días
@National Geographic Amen
ZINA G. Hace 6 días
@E eagle007 Yeahhh believe it or not I liked the music the whole time and it fit the genre of this man's journey.
Marpessa Weinstein
Marpessa Weinstein Hace 9 días
Rest in eternal peace sir .... ❤️🦋
2k Subs Before 2021
2k Subs Before 2021 Hace 10 días
*Literally 99% won’t see this : Your amazing and wonderful, stay safe during this rough times🤩💐*
Lauren Southgate
Lauren Southgate Hace 17 minutos
Words of wisdom.
Jefe Migo
Jefe Migo Hace 43 minutos
He light his Cigars on the stove top. Real True OG 🙏🏾 RIP
Gibby’s Everyday Vlogs
May you Rest In Peace my guy. You sacrificed everything for us the day you signed up to be a soldier, you knew that your life was on the line in doing this job! God shielded u from the bullets cause he knew you were a real one. Rest in Paradise Sir 🇺🇸
Gabriel, Seguridad, Higiene Laboral y Ambiente
AWSOME.... inspiring... moving .....what can I say........thank you for sharing...
Hola Hola
Hola Hola Hace 5 horas
Secret to long live: this guy haven't worked for like 80 years
Arsen P Official
Arsen P Official Hace 5 horas
Fortnite Bullies: Shut up 9 year old. Richard: I’m 109 stupid not 9
Khaleesi Kimber
Khaleesi Kimber Hace 6 horas
Best thing I’ve seen in 2020 ! Thank you for this. God bless
Harley FLANIGAN Hace 7 horas
wow! so educational. i Cant wait to see more!@?
Eric Vaughn Sachs
Eric Vaughn Sachs Hace 8 horas
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ Rabbana Faisal1
Christine Ccolgate
Christine Ccolgate Hace 8 horas
10 pounds a month cat insurance my cat is young
KnightRaid Hace 8 horas
This is just wonderful...I would be honored to shake his hand...this made me feel good inside. Man...I wish I got to see him
Andrea Joy Wysinger
Andrea Joy Wysinger Hace 8 horas
He looks like my grandfather 🖤🖤🖤
Starfleet Captain
Starfleet Captain Hace 9 horas
World could use far more like him, truly represented the best of us.
grogreen420 Hace 9 horas
pure luck is his secret.if i had 4 coffee cup size drinks of whiskey at once id be blackout. course its not my drug of choice
jordan blakes
jordan blakes Hace 10 horas
Finally got my healing from the genital herpes after using Dr.akpamu herbal remedy
Emanuel Constantin
Emanuel Constantin Hace 13 horas
I've watch this with so much devotament 😔
Alastor Hace 15 horas
3kneeboi Hace 16 horas
What a wonderful dear soul. Sing with the angels sir.
Eric Vaughn Sachs
Eric Vaughn Sachs Hace 16 horas
AB: "If U hang around long enough Dude; 1 thing, really important to you, it may be small, but so what, it might go UR way Buddy Guy:)
Harold Charles
Harold Charles Hace 17 horas
Bro was big smokin and died 112 that's just crazy
brandon miller
brandon miller Hace 17 horas
This kind of content is what we need in 2020 RIP Mr. Overton Thank you for all you did.
BD69 Hace 18 horas
Thumbs down = 11k very negative and depressed people
katrina wilcock
katrina wilcock Hace 20 horas
Every time I come across this video clip I have to watch, God bless this brave guy 🙏🌠
clash of clans Anthony
clash of clans Anthony Hace 21 un hora
butter becon is actually really good
Kryptos4u Hace un día
I didn't know Obama smoked cigars
Kisa inje Kisa
Kisa inje Kisa Hace un día
imagine being 80 years old and saying, yup 30 more to go 😱
James Palmieri
James Palmieri Hace un día
Pink is SUS
Pink is SUS Hace un día
And he smoking???? HOW?!
Courage Joel
Courage Joel Hace un día
Can't still believe that i got cured from Genital Herpes through herbal treatment from Dr david who I met through the internet, I actually couldn't believe it at first because it sounded impossible to me knowing how far I have gone just to get rid of it. Dr david send me his medicine which I took as instructed and here I am living a happy life once again, a big thanks to Dr david, I am sure there are many herbal doctors out there but Dr david did it for me, contact him davidherbalhome@gmail. com or also whats app him +2347042992115
Skyler Jones
Skyler Jones Hace un día
cookiegirl Hace un día
"but you can't inhale, best to go ahead and just blow it out and let it go and forget about swallowing it if you swallow it, ain't no taste to it, it just makes you cough" what if this could be a philosophy about life? ..i wonder how it can be interpreted 🤔
VeryEvilPettingZoo Hace un día
Life advice from a 109-Year-Old Veteran: _"Lie about your age, and they might make a documentary about you."_
Nicole Hace 9 horas
Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart Hace un día
Blows smoke out of nose. "I dont inhale ".
Catgirl Feline
Catgirl Feline Hace un día
He has his cats to keep him happy
Z.w Qwerty
Z.w Qwerty Hace un día
rest in peace!!!!
Art of Music
Art of Music Hace un día
My conclusion Be thankful about everything what u have no matter how long ur gonna live but u gonna live very good simple happy life
David Fowler
David Fowler Hace un día
Goldena Medina
Goldena Medina Hace un día
Cigars are more merciful on one's lungs than cigarettes.
Sunny Hace un día
I'm guessing anime isn't allowed in his household
1 day ago
1 day ago Hace un día
what an awesome dude!
Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark Hace un día
Secret to living over 100... Have parents with good genes.
Damien Daly
Damien Daly Hace un día
inspirational , would of loved to chat with him
Damien Daly
Damien Daly Hace un día
get a movie bout this guy , morgan when hes old and denzel when hes middle and mayebe jamie when a little bit younger
Mike Angelo
Mike Angelo Hace un día
I'm starting to think that most of the dislikes are bots.
Dzakirin Research
Dzakirin Research Hace un día
If a 109-Year-Old Veteran tell me theres a healthy way to smoke. then there is
nwo onnotice
nwo onnotice Hace un día
I could listen to this guy's for days.
Areg Petrosyan
Areg Petrosyan Hace un día
This guy lived through the 1800’s
Mohamed Elansary
Mohamed Elansary Hace un día
My guy is a century and a decade
B woodward
B woodward Hace un día
What was diet? Any meat?
Ck Keeleye
Ck Keeleye Hace un día
Truly inspirational ❤🙏🙏
He is probably the coolest person i've ever seen
Sally Lemon
Sally Lemon Hace un día
109, a smoker and still smoking. I wonder what he eats to flush all those tars in his system
Abo Ve
Abo Ve Hace un día
I got cured from hpv warts through herbal treatment from Dr Agbomian who I met through the internet, I actually couldn't believe it at first because it sounded impossible to me knowing how far I have gone just to get rid of it. Dr Agbomian send me his herbal medicine which I took as instructed and here I am living a happy life once again, a big thanks to Dr Agbomian, I am sure there are many herbal doctors out there but Dr Agbomian did it for me, contact him dragbomianherbalcured77@gmail.com or WhatsApp +2347040843115 He is capable of curing HIV/AIDS, HERPES, HPV, HSV1&2, CANCER of all kinds, DIABETES and so many other infections.
TheCtrlAltGamer Hace un día
We all know that when this legend passed, it shook the whole community, town, state, and country all at once. R.I.P legend.
ethan watson
ethan watson Hace 9 horas
Hes dead?
Virtual Growhouse
Virtual Growhouse Hace un día
Daily Dose of Karen’s.
This made me smile so much I hope one day I can find as much joy as he has he is so inspiring Rest in heaven God Bless you!
The yellow Man
The yellow Man Hace 2 días
People like this are why this country is worth living in People like this deserve everything we can give them because everything we have is because of their sacrifices
Rachelle C
Rachelle C Hace 2 días
He was dating at 109, lights his cigars on the stovetop and always smiling. I say he was an amazing light and full of love. R.I.P. Mr. Overton
wolf doge boi
wolf doge boi Hace 2 días
This proves that smoking might just doesn't effect the smoker that much, but do beware of the people around you. REMEMBER that not everyone is tolerant to smoke, u should know that the smoke effects the non-smokers more than the smokers as their body(lungs) are most likely not used to breathing the smoke. I don't care if u smok just remember not to poison other people with your action. The people who told him to stop smoking might just died because of having be there by his side with his years of smoking☠. No matter how denial you are, smoking is PROVED to be bad. If Jesus comes as Ramsey, oh boy you be spanked to no existance
Jack Erb
Jack Erb Hace 2 días
The only thing that makes any sense is your first sentence, after that nothing makes any sense. I'm gonna guess you're either below the age of 12, or you're an adult who has an IQ equal to a shoe size
Tony Young
Tony Young Hace 2 días
drink milk, smoke 12 cigars a day, got it
bnhacqke Hace 2 días
dude this guy is the literal definition of thug *_what_*
Bakartxo Celaya
Bakartxo Celaya Hace 2 días
He passed away on December 27th, 2018, at the great age of *one hundred and twelve years old*. May he rest in peace.
Hiram Martinez
Hiram Martinez Hace 2 días
memes_of_supreme Hace 2 días
I hope he is doing well during covid
Anon Hace un día
Unfortunately, Richard passed away a couple of years ago.
That guy can call my grandpa his grandson lol.
I have no words after seeing this.
Jesper Jensen
Jesper Jensen Hace 2 días
hes a hero
SS Hace 2 días
Love to see a movie about him.
Arjun Kang
Arjun Kang Hace 2 días
My grandfather died at age of 120 year, he was very healthy, ....he love hunting, agriculture, smoking, ....miss him
Joey Carder
Joey Carder Hace 2 días
Sorry for your lose 💗
Anonymous Coach
Anonymous Coach Hace 2 días
The real line is on 2:42 ❤️
Maureen Lynden
Maureen Lynden Hace 2 días
Rishav Mukherjee
Rishav Mukherjee Hace 22 horas
@Maureen Lynden amen
Maureen Lynden
Maureen Lynden Hace 22 horas
@Rishav Mukherjee really, at least Mr OVERTON went to heaven now with our lord jesus christ.
Rishav Mukherjee
Rishav Mukherjee Hace 23 horas
He died last year lol
Sado sa
Sado sa Hace 2 días
Is he still alive!?
X MAKES Hace 2 días
is he still alive???
Hasan Salim
Hasan Salim Hace 2 días
Rip mate
Jack Lewis
Jack Lewis Hace 2 días
Makes ya feel better.... Amen brother!
Malek Souab
Malek Souab Hace 2 días
song guitar at 07:40 ?
r burns
r burns Hace 2 días
Thank You for your service Mr. Overton Oohraah!!!
K Glo
K Glo Hace 2 días
Crazy he lived another 3 years after filming this
Dr. Player
Dr. Player Hace 3 días
If I met him before I would literally sit down and listen all of his stories. I could be there for hours
GoldenLightning_ Hace 3 días
i love how he has stuff from like the 80s cause it never broke, and so it didn’t need replaced
David Gutama
David Gutama Hace 3 días
Happiness is the answer not popularity attention girls and boys it’s all about the happiness and the positive energy you get from the people u r with
monkfistlust Hace 3 días
He lived to 112 years old Bet he enjoyed and loved everyday. He loved life
TheShiningSpace Hace 3 días
Rest In Peace Richard Arvin Overton 1906 - 2018 May he be celebrated for his dedication to life.
luv roxie
luv roxie Hace 3 días
God Grace...I love it...💕
Sakhar Dey
Sakhar Dey Hace 3 días
His smile ... Makes me living extend for 10 years
Aji Living
Aji Living Hace 3 días
Laughing everytime he does something that I NEVER do because I want to live long.
Minha Opinião Minha Verdade
The secret of a long life is not to die.
Masonh907 Hace 3 días
Jesus loves you!! Give your life to him!!
Becky Bullet
Becky Bullet Hace 3 días
Taurus vibes! RIP Mr Overton.
tunechi Hommie
tunechi Hommie Hace 3 días
“I don’t fool around with credit cards “ word
Nathan Hace 2 días
Yep only time I by from the enternet is when I really need too
Jude mendoza
Jude mendoza Hace 3 días
Is he still alive this year 2020?
No he died at 112
Abdullah Asha
Abdullah Asha Hace 3 días
Interesting how they look at these videos and they have 30x the views of people who became Muslim and they call it inspirational and heart melting when the Muslim videos are different on a whole another level
BackSeatHump Hace 3 días
Why shoot! And I know why he did this interview too. It made him feel good.
Dorian Philotheates
Dorian Philotheates Hace 3 días
“Makes me feel good...” Richard A. Overton (1906-2018) Requiescat In Pace.
Padma sree okiti
Padma sree okiti Hace 3 días
11:26 thats a million dollar smile right there!
Jus Hoff
Jus Hoff Hace 3 días
RIP THANKS for your service im a free jew living in black mans country!
Frank Enstein
Frank Enstein Hace 3 días
very nice story ,keep looking up
Tikoa Kinney
Tikoa Kinney Hace 3 días
Rip hero
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