To congratulate him, a parade of cars drove by his granddaughter’s home and honked in celebration of his birthday.
Doctors say Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the coronavirus.
But he is now fully recovered.
Granddaughter Holley Wooten McDonald says, “I’m just thankful that they were able to treat him so quickly and we were able to get him tested,” said McDonald, adding: “It’s amazing that a 104-year-old survived COVID.”
“I don’t know if that medicine just started working … but within 24 hours he was better,” she said. Wooten’s blood-oxygen levels are good now and his lungs are “clear as a bell,” McDonald says.
Wooten, a big University of Alabama football fan, received a video phone call from Alabama coach Nick Saban.
It is incredible that people of their age are defeating the disease that has proven especially dangerous for adults over the age of 65.