112-year-old British man named world’s oldest living man
A British man has been named the world's oldest living man. He is currently in quarantine from the coronavirus in his assisted living home.
Bob Weighton, who turned 112 on March 29, was recognized by Guinness World Records after residents sang "Happy Birthday" to him from a safe distance to adhere to the United Kingdom's social distancing guidelines.
Weighton was born in Kingston-Upon-Hull in Yorkshire. After a marine engineering apprenticeship as a teen, he moved to Taiwan and learned Mandarin while teaching at a missionary school. He married his wife Agnes in 1937. The couple had their first child in Taiwan and then two more while living in Toronto during World War II, before returning to the United Kingdom following the war. He then worked as a teacher at City University in London.
Weighton has three children, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He stays busy making miniature wooden windmills that he sells to raise money for charity, Today.com reported.
Bob Weighton became the latest man to earn the Guinness World Records designation after Japanese man Chitetsu Watanabe died on Feb. 23 at 112 years and 355 days old. Japanese woman Kane Tanaka is currently the world's oldest living person after turning 117 in January.