This is Fredie Blom, the south African man who is accepted to be perhaps the oldest man in the world. Blom is 116 years old and has lived to see everything throughout his life. In fact, he has seen each alcove and crevice during his 116 days on this planet.
Fredie Blom who was born in 1904, celebrated his birthday on Friday, 8th May, 2020 and it was a passionate blended emotions as he recollects his sister who died to Spanish influenza pandemic in 1918.
Talking about his age, he said:
“I have lived this long because of God’s grace,” said Blom, possibly one of the oldest men in the world.
As per him, he won’t let the coronavirus pandemic frenzy him.
As at March, 2020, The Guinness World Records had a 112-year-old British inhabitant named the world’s oldest living man but Blom has dethroned him, however has not yet been verified by the records body.
Blom has gone through the majority of his time on earth dealing with ranches around Cape Town. He met his 86-year-old spouse Jeanette at a party and won her heart with his dance moves.
The couple has been married for very nearly 50 years. Blom quit visiting doctors over two years back, asserting he was burnt out on being contacted in any case with infusions.
Blom never had kids, yet he embraced Jeanette’s two children from a past marriage as his own.
Meanwhile, there are a few people far and wide, who are even a lot more older than Fredie Blom but have not been monitored and verified by the Guinness World Records.