WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - All Joe Cuba, a Wichita Falls resident, and World War II Veteran is asking for his 100th birthday is 100 Birthday cards.
“For me, that’s the best present,” said Cuba. “I don’t really need too many materials. l have almost everything I need or want. I do like their wishes.”
This is a wish he is already enjoying even though his birthday isn’t until March 2nd.
Birthday cards started flying into Brookdale Midwestern in Wichita Falls after a photo of him holding up a sign saying he wanted birthday cards went viral on social media.
Since then he's gotten cards from all over the country, with more expected to arrive soon.
“We’ve already done it once, why not do it again,” said Ashley Penney, a McNiel Middle School teacher.
A group of McNiel Middle School students just finished some birthday cards for another World War II veteran in Oklahoma, so they didn't think twice when they heard of Cuba's request.
"My dad is in the military too," said Jalynn Stroma, a student at McNiel Middle School. "They do so much for us. Without people in the military, who knows where the United States would be right now, so I thought it would be really nice and cool to make cards for them. Especially if that's what he wanted for his birthday."
What makes the piles of cards even more meaningful for this veteran is that many of the wishes are coming from people he's never met.
"There's someone thinking about me that didn't even know me," said Cuba. "That made my day."
Mr. Cuba has already received over one hundred birthday cards and you still have time to send one because his birthday isn’t until March 2nd.
His mailing address is 918 Midwestern Pkwy Wichita Falls. TX 76302.