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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.
www.overtonfilm.com/
Want to help Mr. Overton stay in his Austin, TX home? Donate to his home medical care expenses on GoFundMe.
bit.ly/GoFundMeRichardOverton
Credits: Matt Cooper (director, producer); Rocky Conly (cinematographer, producer); John Halecky (producer).
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  • National Geographic

    National Geographic

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    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.

    • Kris Kisstofferson

      Kris Kisstofferson

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      You don't ever see me smile unless I was smoking

    • Kris Kisstofferson

      Kris Kisstofferson

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      And if he needs anything I don't care what time it day or night it is.

    • Kris Kisstofferson

      Kris Kisstofferson

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      Tell Richard Harvey owes Kris Kristofferson said hi

    • Kevin Escobar

      Kevin Escobar

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      Rest in peace.

    • Randy Simmons

      Randy Simmons

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      Luv National Geographic all my life 41 years I’ve been a fan this documentary is a great one he should be celebrated all veterans who served the right way

  • Donna

    Donna

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    All the dislikes are from jealous dead people

  • harry callahan

    harry callahan

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    He was like 34 when ww2 broke out, hard to fathom his age of 109 and from what i have read he lived tell 112

  • harry callahan

    harry callahan

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    This Gentlemen is my hero

  • Mike

    Mike

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    'The secret to living old' it says. And it shows him smoking. Is there a message there?

  • DCM

    DCM

    7 ժամ առաջ

    Milk✍️fish✍️corn✍️soup✍️cigars✍️ice✍️cream✍️go✍️to✍️church✍️

  • duke royalty

    duke royalty

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    The rustic ticket anaerobically meddle because slice clinicopathologically pine past a living rule. reminiscent, materialistic question

  • Benjee

    Benjee

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    the way all old black men talk are so calming

  • Dogarai Kano

    Dogarai Kano

    10 ժամ առաջ

    The Oldest Richard US veteran

  • Jonny K

    Jonny K

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    I may give out but I never give up- thank you for your service, inspiration and positive energy you have have shared with the world. I think we can all use a page or two from your book. Your light shines bright 💡
    👏🏼 🙌🏼 Beautiful soul 🙏🏼

  • Yeeters X3

    Yeeters X3

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    im sobbing now

  • Gary Stratton

    Gary Stratton

    14 ժամ առաջ

    May God Bless you more & more!

  • Xander Lieberman

    Xander Lieberman

    14 ժամ առաջ

    3:03 109 year old and he still has drip

  • ElectrixGuitar99

    ElectrixGuitar99

    14 ժամ առաջ

    i love his slang

  • Taire

    Taire

    15 ժամ առաջ

    If he was still around I feel like we'd get along nicely.

  • Bruv GTC

    Bruv GTC

    17 ժամ առաջ

    R.I.P Sir 🕊❤️

  • Useless Virus

    Useless Virus

    18 ժամ առաջ

    anybody knows the background music?

  • suraj hegde

    suraj hegde

    20 ժամ առաջ

    When he said ‘I drive myself’ - Bamm!! I knew I had to watch the whole video 🙏🏻

  • LiquiD Studios - Gamer

    LiquiD Studios - Gamer

    21 ժամ առաջ

    Powerful and Beautiful story- thank you for sharing this.

  • SadPeppee

    SadPeppee

    21 ժամ առաջ

    i rather watch this than play games...

  • Maru-Chan -

    Maru-Chan -

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    Rest in piece mr. Overton 😔

  • Marlow -

    Marlow -

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    I watched this video two years ago and now I’m going back to watch it again. It changed the way I thought about life and what I should really focus on doing with it. Makes you realize that all your day to day worries are such small problems and that we should just focus on what brings satisfaction to us and happiness.

  • OnlyAquaa

    OnlyAquaa

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    Rest in peace :(

  • Yumnam Nongshaba

    Yumnam Nongshaba

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    Is he still alive?

    • no

      no

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      Sadly not. He died 2 years ago.

  • lowertian high

    lowertian high

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    sad moment when you realize that he died 2 years later

  • Rodney Love

    Rodney Love

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    Godbless him and keep em u just gotta live ur life

  • David Cr7

    David Cr7

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    Sucha beautiful video why dislike guys

  • Aweik

    Aweik

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    Mang0 is gonna live forever

  • Gene Au

    Gene Au

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    His grand kids are probably in the 70s.

  • Jeremy Winters

    Jeremy Winters

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    This video was stored in my 'watch later' finally watched it now. What a journey, its 2021.. is he still alive?

    • Cris. Ohh

      Cris. Ohh

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      Nope

  • SimplyyRiyaa

    SimplyyRiyaa

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    I’m confuse on he’s 109 years old, and he’s smoking when smoking can make your lungs old, and make you die.

    • Ethann._

      Ethann._

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      He didn’t swallow the smoke, he said he was doing it the healthy way

    • Caden Zitano

      Caden Zitano

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      People can go their whole lives and not be affected by smoking

  • X X

    X X

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    Update: he is only 82 :) so easy to fool people with media lol

    • X X

      X X

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      @Ethann._ lol idiot another easy target for the media. LOL

    • Ethann._

      Ethann._

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      No he’s not.

  • ᴋɪᴢᴀʀᴜ

    ᴋɪᴢᴀʀᴜ

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    Coolest Grandpa!!!💕 RIP😔

  • Bobby's Sneaks

    Bobby's Sneaks

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    The direful unit theoretically fry because alibi singly explain for a perfect talk. mundane, angry uncle

  • Marie R

    Marie R

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    Thank you for your service and dedication to this country. You are a beautiful soul

  • Marie R

    Marie R

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    Such an inspiration to everyone.

  • Malcolm Hardy

    Malcolm Hardy

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    Keep on pushing Mr. Overton!You doing something that so many others wish they could,living a loooong life and loving others!!Love you my elder and brother!!May the Most High bless you with even more years!!I would love to sit and learn from you!!

  • tacomonster0956

    tacomonster0956

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    This guy got the worst speed run I have ever seen

  • Jelle Kuipers

    Jelle Kuipers

    2 օր առաջ

    Beautiful

  • Γιάννης Καπνιάς

    Γιάννης Καπνιάς

    2 օր առաջ

    RIP! He died at the age of 112! 😞😢🙏🏻

  • Kamalu Choo

    Kamalu Choo

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    B

  • Terror Time3000

    Terror Time3000

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    That’s good he has no problems He does not PTSD

  • Abi_Prakash

    Abi_Prakash

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    Died: 27 December 2018, Austin, Texas, United States. Rip to this legend.

  • Northern Beast

    Northern Beast

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    Richard Overton was one of a kind. God blessed him immensely. 109 years on this earth and he was strong all the way. God bless his soul✝

  • Mist

    Mist

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    Richard is a real one . hope he is resting in peace/ in heaven .

  • Mist

    Mist

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    so he seen ww1 as a very little kid , saw the roaring 20s , been threw the great depression , FOUGHT in ww2 , then seen Korea war/Vietnam / cold war, space travel , the fall of the soviets , berlin wall falling , advance of technology , Gulf wars , Middle east wars , 2008 crash etc etc .

  • Gerard Ligonde

    Gerard Ligonde

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    The irritating road psychologically disappear because temper neurologically fasten pro a trite society. large, mighty deadline

  • Korgoth Of Barbaria

    Korgoth Of Barbaria

    3 օր առաջ

    I still drive! 😳

  • its me tom

    its me tom

    3 օր առաջ

    Sounds like Jesse Lee Peterson's dad haha

  • Jeremy Phillips

    Jeremy Phillips

    3 օր առաջ

    How do people have the audacity to dislike this

  • Koaltin

    Koaltin

    3 օր առաջ

    Hearing his story and advice genuinely made me smile so much respect for people like him may he Rest In Peace 🇺🇸🙏❤️

  • Leatherface123

    Leatherface123

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    🖖 this is the only salute I could find

  • Joel Rodriguez

    Joel Rodriguez

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    Smoked cigars because it made him feel good, ate ice cream every night because it made him feel good, do what makes you feel good.

  • Deepanshu Singh

    Deepanshu Singh

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    People says somking a cigarette reduces your 1 day of life, but in this case it seems like his age is instead increased by somking 12 cigars a day

  • Mallory Schoenberg

    Mallory Schoenberg

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    My favorite thing about this and why I think God kept him here is that no one else did retirement like him, and not to be weird but the fact he is African American I feel just kinda proves something - how hard it was for them to fight in a war yet heres the most known war and heres the longest living veteran. Idk just seems pretty awesome and I think abt this video all the time

  • Brad The Bear

    Brad The Bear

    3 օր առաջ

    Does anyone know if he is still alive

    • Admire Kashiri

      Admire Kashiri

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      He passed away in 2018

  • Leinahtan Iglesias

    Leinahtan Iglesias

    3 օր առաջ

    manong😃

  • XboxNotWooz

    XboxNotWooz

    3 օր առաջ

    He still alive?

    • XboxNotWooz

      XboxNotWooz

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      @Daniels _03 oh rip to the beast of the east such a legend

    • Daniels _03

      Daniels _03

      3 օր առաջ

      I think he passed away in 2018 or 2019, can't remember for sure when, but I heard the news of his passing.

  • vincenzo Giambanco

    vincenzo Giambanco

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    The reason why I started smoking cigars, that and my grandfather they are both VETS!!!

  • lX_Meliodas

    lX_Meliodas

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    He has the cleanest teeth I’ve ever seen holy cow

  • Dorian Hark

    Dorian Hark

    3 օր առաջ

    how can u dislike this????

  • XDanime

    XDanime

    4 օր առաջ

    Mate has almost been Alive for 50 thousand Days

  • Aramis Y. Cajigas

    Aramis Y. Cajigas

    4 օր առաջ

    And he ain't no victim or oppressed.

  • Sao Munyon

    Sao Munyon

    4 օր առաջ

    ♥️

  • Javid Elmanli

    Javid Elmanli

    4 օր առաջ

    So what were his secrets?
    I didn't see any.

  • OneMan'sVoice

    OneMan'sVoice

    4 օր առաջ

    He ain't even boomer, his older than that.

  • Ohraider

    Ohraider

    4 օր առաջ

    Where can I find all the music played in this vid ?

  • Doge

    Doge

    4 օր առաջ

    Rest in Peace, Sir! Hope you're having all the cigars and whiskey you want in Heaven

  • Gianna Filicia

    Gianna Filicia

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    He is lucky to not have taken care of himself and liver that long. This gives ppl a reason to belive they can do the same and be as lucky. I am from Sardina. A blue zone. We just all live that long. We don't smoke, we eat a plant-based diet. We drink red wine a couple of times a day and here we walk just about every where. I have family in America and I know most are over weight and eat out of packages or fast food. Eat fresh!

  • Mars

    Mars

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    He lived for 112 years, he had a lot of life experience. Take notes how he always talked about God. God is great

  • Michael Trimble

    Michael Trimble

    5 օր առաջ

    109!???

  • Francisco Garcia

    Francisco Garcia

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    A true Cristian isn't someone who goes to church every single day, a true Cristian is someone who puts the word of God into practice in his or her everyday life. I know people that don't miss a day of church but yet don't go by this rule at all and I know people that don't hardly go to church that are more Cristian than those that do. At the end of the day going to church is fine as long as you go for yourself to help yourself to focus on your relationship with God. If you go to church and don't feel the benefits of it your focusing on the wrong things

  • Johnny Lacey

    Johnny Lacey

    5 օր առաջ

    Rest In Power Lived to be 112

  • Priya Destiny

    Priya Destiny

    5 օր առաջ

    💖💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • morti271

    morti271

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    He is 109 years old and the most mentionable thing about his life is that he's a veteran?
    Poor America.

  • Jack Carraway

    Jack Carraway

    5 օր առաջ

    He didn't die; God just wanted someone to smoke cigars and eat ice cream with.

  • Dja di

    Dja di

    5 օր առաջ

    at least he didnt experience the pandemic , somethings that would have made him sad probably ^^

  • MasterOfAllBulldogs

    MasterOfAllBulldogs

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    blessing to this hero

  • Robert Chandler

    Robert Chandler

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    Amazing human being, thank you sir for your service ,and I'm glad you share the same skin tone as I ,stay blessed

  • ArtSMR Dianne

    ArtSMR Dianne

    5 օր առաջ

    And look what we did with the world he saved......

  • 5ycey7 .n.

    5ycey7 .n.

    5 օր առաջ

    Actual boomers are literally half this dudes age.

  • atlsong byrd

    atlsong byrd

    5 օր առաջ

    He drives wow! I stopped driving good in my late 30’s 🥺

  • polymathecian

    polymathecian

    6 օր առաջ

    "I like to drive myself 'cause other drivers, they drive crazy."

  • †

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    kid: grandpa did you fight in war?
    richard: which one?

  • Jayvion _thekidd

    Jayvion _thekidd

    6 օր առաջ

    I. Cried

  • caocao2 It's My Time Now

    caocao2 It's My Time Now

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    🤗

  • BG Labelle

    BG Labelle

    6 օր առաջ

    My mother in law will be 100 in June this year! Amazing woman. Her hearing is not so good but she is AWESOME! We talk on the phone every once in a while but the saddest part is that we haven't been allowed to visit her for a year now, since covid-19. Hopefully we will be able to celebrate her 100th birthday in exactly 4 months. :)

  • regina clark

    regina clark

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    He doesn't look 109

  • L W

    L W

    6 օր առաջ

    My Lord, this was spectacular.

  • Grady Metoyer

    Grady Metoyer

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    " I Always Take 'Good Advice' over Bad..........."............And Your Advice Is?............How Old Are You?????..........................O.K.

  • bae rona

    bae rona

    6 օր առաջ

    The cool tray virtually soothe because part therapeutically taste beneath a profuse box. blue-eyed, expensive shark

  • Rafael Guedes

    Rafael Guedes

    6 օր առաջ

    Thank you for your advices, Mr Overton! May you rest in peace!

  • Alexi Starr

    Alexi Starr

    6 օր առաջ

    09:25 - She's a young slip of a girl...

  • Mohamed The great

    Mohamed The great

    6 օր առաջ

    I wish when I get old I’d be like this

  • Niklas Lindborg

    Niklas Lindborg

    6 օր առաջ

    mad respect

  • Lucian Ionita

    Lucian Ionita

    6 օր առաջ

    "I may give out but I never give up"

  • Abdul Karim

    Abdul Karim

    6 օր առաջ

    Old is gold

  • Abdul Karim

    Abdul Karim

    6 օր առաջ

    Hamer ta valo chilo buro

  • Dicey

    Dicey

    6 օր առաջ

    Imagine seeing how racism evolved over 100 years

  • PileONailsGaming

    PileONailsGaming

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    If he didn’t smoke I think he would still be living.