‘It’s easier to name types of cancer she DID NOT have’: Man shares how his 106-year-old grandmother defied the odds of becoming a centenarian – as he jokes: ‘We assumed she would die every year of my life’
- Content creator Alex Traynor, 33, took to TikTok to share a video of his grandmother
- Doris Brown from Connecticut discussed a variety of topics in the clip
- Social media users flooded the comments with praise for the centenarian
A man has candidly revealed how his 106-year-old grandmother defied all odds to become a centenarian.
Content creator Alex Traynor, 33, recorded it TikTok to share a now-viral video that showcased his grandma’s sense of humor.
In the clip, Doris Brown, of East Haddam, Connecticut, discussed a range of topics, including what it was like to live through World War II and how she wanted to be remembered.
And social media users quickly showered the comments with praise.
Content creator Alex Traynor, 33, from Connecticut, took to TikTok to share a now-viral video of grandma Doris Brown
Alex reveals it was “easier to name cancers she hasn’t had” before admitting his grandmother still makes him breakfast
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 19 million times to date, Alex begins, “We assumed my grandma would die next year, every year my whole life — and here she is at 106 years old.”
Doris then appears on camera saying, “I can’t hear, I can’t see, half the time I don’t know what I’m talking about.”
Alex reveals that it was “easier to name cancers she hasn’t had” before admitting that his grandmother still makes him breakfast.
Speaking of how Doris “refuses to stop living,” Alex ponders what her secret might be.
But it is clear that the centenarian, who still drinks alcohol, has never been one to shy away from life’s vices.
She said: ‘In those days you could just smoke while you worked – right at your desk.
“I had to have at least a pack a day.”
Alex, who has more than 235,000 followers on the video-sharing platform, explains, “When she was 48, she had a heart attack so bad they read her her last rituals, and guess what? She outlived everyone in that room.
In the clip, Doris discussed a range of topics, including what it was like to live through World War II and how she wanted to be remembered.
Alex shared a photo of Doris in a hospital bed as he revealed: ‘Even three months ago we were convinced this was it, but it turns out it was just a urinary tract infection’
“Even three months ago we were convinced this was it, but it turned out to be just a urinary tract infection.”
Doris was born in 1917, which means she lived through both world wars.
Alex asks her what World War II was like, to which she replies, “We partied, it was crazy.”
‘We drank a lot, smoked. When you’re young, you’re young – and what do you do? You party.’
In a poignant part of the clip, comedian Alex asks his grandmother how she would like to be remembered.
She replies, “As a fairly good person, but I don’t want to take credit.”
And the light-hearted clip has left other social media users mesmerized as they rushed to the comments to shower Doris with praise
Doris concludes, “Be nice and good to people, if you’re mean and rotten they hate you.”
And the light-hearted clip has left other social media users mesmerized as they rushed to the comments section to shower Doris with praise.
One of them wrote: ‘Your grandmother has lived so long and she has managed to keep a sense of humor and not be bitter! That is amazing! She is amazing.’
Another joked, “She’s OUR grandma now.”
And a third said, ‘This is absolutely the best video ever! God bless you, Grammy!’