An Army veteran who served in World War II has received hundreds of cards from across the country in honor of his 100th birthday.
In the April 15 post, Painter is pictured holding a sign that reads: "Hi! My name is Ray Painter. I'm a WWII veteran turning 100 on May 5, 2019. I would like to be sent 100 cards!!"
He got his wish and then some. In a follow-up post last week, the Mayflower said Painter has received 1,411 birthday cards so far.
"It's still hard to believe that I've got that many cards," Painter told WSLS.
The widower told the news station that he is thrilled to receive the cards but wishes he could share them with his late wife.
"I think about her every day," he said. "I know she'd be happy, too."
Want to send Painter a card? You can mail it to Ray Painter, c/o The Mayflower, 409 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450.
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