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This Great-Grandpa Turned 100 And His Family Got Him The Perfect Shirt To Celebrate

"It's not everyday that someone turns 100 and is chillin' in a '100' shirt."

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Martinez, originally from Matanzas, has lived a long life. He worked in a factory in Cuba, has three children, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

At age 85, he and his wife decided to join the rest of his family in the Miami-Dade area in Florida.


"He had been talking about it for months," she said. "In January, he was like, 'I’m six months away!'"

He was so excited about his birthday that Camara said he called several news stations to cover his party at an adult care center, one of which actually did a story on him.

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On Saturday, he had a huge party with 80 friends and family to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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They had cake and danced while Martinez sat in a chair in the middle of the dance floor because he has limited mobility, said Camara. A mariachi band even came to sing for Martinez.


"He loved it," said Camara. "He was like, 'Oh check me out.'"

"I thought it was so cute," she said. "I wanted to share it. It's not everyday that someone turns 100 and is chillen in a 💯 shirt."


Some people even wanted it for friends and family so they look "crispy n shit" even in their old age.

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Camara and Li both said their great-grandpa's memory is still very strong and he is in great health.

He still drinks coffee and loves to play dominoes with friends.

"I never thought [Martinez] was that old until we started celebrating our birthdays together because they're two days apart," she said.

"He's just a happy old man," she added. "He might be 100 but his soul seems about 50."

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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