The honorable crown of “Oldest Person on Facebook” has rested on several different heads over the past couple of years. But for the last year or so, the title has belonged to 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier.
Well, make that 106-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier.
Wednesday, the oldest Facebook user celebrated a birthday. The Santa Barbara, California resident first joined Facebook in late 2012.
Kirchmaier joined the social giant, in part, to help raise awareness for her favorite charity – Direct Relief. She has been volunteering at the organization for four decades.
You may remember that Kirchmaier made the news when she first tried to join – Facebook wouldn’t let her enter in her birth year of 1908. With the urging of Direct Relief, Facebook engineers quickly fixed the problem.
Kirchmaier has amassed quite the following on Facebook. As of today, she’s up to 47,570 followers. We wish her many more years as the title-holder.
Images via Edythe Kirchmaier, Facebook