Main Lee Wooten, a World Battle II veteran, recovered from the virus final week in Madison, Alabama. Workers at Madison Hospital gave him a particular send-off when he was discharged on Tuesday, two days earlier than his birthday.
In a video shared by the hospital
, well being care staff lined up alongside the hallway, sang “Pleased Birthday” and applauded Wooten, also called “Pop Pop.”
Wooten served within the US Military for a number of years abroad, in accordance with CNN affiliate WAFF.
He constructed railroads and labored on rail automobiles in Paris within the 1940′s.
His granddaughter, Holly Wooten McDonald, has posted to Fb updates about his restoration. Wooten requested a chocolate milkshake on the best way dwelling from the hospital, she said
“I want I had gotten an image of pop pop pulling his masks over his nostril to get to that milkshake as quick as he might,” she wrote.
McDonald wrote that Wooten nonetheless has bouts of confusion and fatigue
as he recovers at dwelling.
The 104-year-old’s birthday surprises continued all through the week. On Saturday, McDonald shared on Facebook
that household, mates, neighbors and others in the neighborhood participated in a drive-by parade to have fun.
Wooten is seen in the videos
sitting in a chair close to an open window of the home waving because the automobiles handed by. McDonald stated about 50 automobiles and neighbors participated.
“In addition to beating COVID and being launched from the hospital; right now was one other spotlight of his week!” she posted on Facebook
. “I communicate for our complete household and mates after I say phrases can’t describe the honour it’s to know this man. To be his granddaughter is one in all my greatest blessings in life.”
After the parade, Wooten, a longtime Crimson Tide fan, cheered on the Alabama soccer crew as they took on the LSU Tigers.
“Simply after I suppose Pop Pop won’t know what is going on on as he recovers from COVID; he awoke this morning whereas ready for his breakfast and stated ‘What channel is soccer? I need to watch the sport!” McDonald posted together with a photograph of Wooten watching the sport.