Metro Atlanta man gets to celebrate 100th birthday by finally seeing family

ATLANTA — So many people have not been able to gather with family members over the last year to celebrate milestones.

That changed this weekend for one metro Atlanta man.

Channel 2′s Jorge Estevez talked to Thomas Meehan, who was able to celebrate his 100th birthday with his family on Saturday. His family has been fully vaccinated and was able to reunite.

For his 100th birthday, which was April 3, messages of love filled Meehan’s home.

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“I couldn’t be better,” Meehan said, surrounded by his children.

Meehan has lived in Atlanta since the 60s and loved spending time with his family indoors and out.

The family said it was a tough year of being apart.

“He’s always there for us for family and and we really appreciate and love him,” his son, Tom Meehan Jr. said.

His daughter, Marla Newman, had advice for anyone who saw a loved one reach Meehan’s age.

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“I would tell them to talk to them as much as possible and spend time with them and create those wonderful memories,” Newman said.

For Meehan, making it to 100 years old was all about avoiding stress.

“The less worrying you do, the better off you are,” Meehan said.

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