At 101, Luthard Eid has celebrated many birthdays, but the one last week was made special by dozens of kids in his Port Huron, Michigan neighborhood coming to sing “Happy Birthday” with balloons and handmade cards. Eid came outside and listened to the little ones sing, rewarding them with candy and inviting them inside.
The kids were treated to sights they’ve never seen before - like a typewriter - and stories of his life experiences, and Eid even played the harmonica for them. His advice to the youngsters? “Go to school and do the best you can,” he tells them. “Always do the right thing.”
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Luthard was born February 29, 1916 which means he has had only 25 actual birthdays. He was a Missionary to China from 1946 until 1985, living mostly in Hong Kong. His mind is extremely sharp. How many 98 year old's do YOU know who published their own book?
Luthard's 101st was a Birthday to remember, not only for him, but the kids too.
Mconilly Price, 8, truly enjoyed spending time with his new friend. "He told us a lot about his life," he said. "My favorite part was when he told us about the colleges."
Kindness knows no age.