HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — World War II veteran Jack Hardy turned 99 on Monday, and he’s celebrating like never before.

People from all across the world have sent the Hillsboro man thousands of birthday cards.

It all started with a few simple posts made via social media. They included a message informing readers that Hardy was about to turn 99 and encouraged the idea of sending him a card. Thanks to the Internet, the whole world is now celebrating with him.