A Brazilian retiree who claims to be the world’s oldest man celebrated what he says is his 123rd birthday and his family declared he is still in good health.
Andrelino Vieira da Silva, who lives in the city of Aparecida de Goiania in the Brazilian state of Goias, He was born on February 3, 1901, aAccording to your identity card.
Da Silva, who was married with seven children, five of whom are alive, celebrated his last milestone birthday on Saturday.
A granddaughter, Janaina Lemes de Souza, told local media: “It’s okay, everything is great.”
“It is a great satisfaction for him to be with us for another year, all together.”
Andrelino Vieira da Silva, who lives in the city of Aparecida de Goiania in the Brazilian state of Goiás, celebrated his last milestone birthday on Saturday (File photo)
Da Silva celebrates his 121st birthday with candles and a cake on February 3, 2022
Mr. da Silva was born on February 3, 1901, according to his identity document. The pensioner was married and had seven children, five of whom are alive. He also has 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He added that people often recognize him on the street and ask him for a selfie, saying: “Some ask to take a photo and he does it.”
De Silva has not attempted to verify his age with the Guinness Book of Records.
The official record is currently held by María Branyas Morera, 115 years old, born in San Francisco, who was given the title after the death of the French nun Sister André, 118 years old, in 2023.
Mr. da Silva His granddaughter Anaina Lemes de Souza told local media in February last year: “He is still going strong.”
“This year we’re not going to do anything because other people in the family are having problems, so we’re not in the mood to party.”
Mrs. de Souza said the family owns three houses on the same land.
She lives in one with her husband and daughter. In another one her mother, her father and her brother live, and in the third one her grandfather lives only her.
In 2022, da Silva marked the occasion during an intimate gathering with family as everyone recovered from COVID-19.
He also marked his ‘121’ with a cake topped with a sign that read: ‘O terror do INSS’ (The terror of the INSS).
The message was a joke about his decades-old claim for his old-age pension from the INSS, or National Social Security Institute.
In response, the pension service sent Andrelino a special plaque that read: ‘You are not the terror of the INSS. You are a blessing to the INSS.’
They signed it with: “We wish Mr. Andrelino many more years of life.”
The body, which was created in 1978 to replace the former National Social Security Institute (INP), is also responsible for collecting contributions for the country’s social security system.
Grandpa (pictured left and right when he was younger) lives on the same land as his granddaughter.
María Branyas Morera, from California, celebrated her 115th birthday in March 2022.
Doña Branyas Morera was born on March 4, 1907 and currently resides in a nursing home in Catalonia.
She was recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records on January 7, 2023.
He attributed his longevity to “an orderly and socially very pleasant life… a good life, without excess.”
She is also one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19, having tested positive in May 2020.
The title of the oldest person who has ever lived belongs to Jeanne Louise Calment, whose life spanned 122 years and 164 days, according to the Guinness Book of Records.