For the first time in his 112 years of existence, the world’s oldest man celebrated his birthday in isolation.
Bob Weighton spent his birthday without his family and close friends in Hampshire, England.
Nonetheless, the staff from the assisted living facility arranged a birthday greeting for him from a safe distance while he listened on his balcony.
In his birthday, he also received a certification and a plaque Guinness World Records as the “World’s Oldest Living Male.”
The previous record holder was Chitetsu Watanabe. He died last February 23. He was 112 years and 355 days old.
The oldest living male said he lived through the 1918-20 flu pandemic and two world wars.
While he has been through many important events in the world’s history, he still finds it “bizarre” on what is happening in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m a bit frustrated but then again I’ve been in situations where you just had to accept what was happening,” he said.
Mr. Weighton happily accepted the plaque but turned down a birthday card from Queen Elizabeth.
He said he should not be receiving anymore card as this will just cost the country’s taxpayers.
“I had about 10 and I don’t see why I should require the Queen to keep giving me cards,” he said.