Next time you're struggling to get out of bed in the morning, think about Walter Sharp. At 100, he just might be the world's oldest paperboy, and he's up at the crack of dawn every day, making deliveries.
The WWII veteran has been on his paper route for around 35 years now and credits his early morning routine for his longevity. "If you keep walking, you’ll keep living. I’m up with the larks picking up papers for the neighbours. I certainly don’t feel 100," Sharp told Scotland's Sunday Post.
Locals say Sharp has the energy of someone "half his age," as he makes his morning rounds with his dog, Harry, in tow.
Sharp's son believes he might just be the world's oldest paperboy, and it seems the title might be up for grabs. Late last year, the reigning record-holder, as deemed by the Guinness World Records, retired at 93. And just earlier this year, another nonagenarian paperboy died at age 91, after making one last delivery.
Sharp celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month and apparently shows no signs of slowing down. "I don’t do this for money but just want to be a good neighbour and help others," Sharp said. "You are never too old to lend a hand.” And did he ever, when instead of receiving birthday gifts, he asked people to donate to Forth Valley Talking Newspapers, which helps the visually impaired get the news with audio recordings.
Talk about good news.