Fayikiye Soker lives in Turkey surrounded by her massive family. The 111-year-old has eight children, a whopping 120 grandkids, some great-grandkids, and even two great-great-grandchildren.
“We are so happy that she is still with us. May God give her an even longer life,” Hanifi, one of her children, says. “I hope we live as long as she did. And I hope we will be as healthy as my granny. She is a living legend.”
The secret to Soker’s long life? According to her, it’s all about moderation…and lots of laughter. “Young people should take more care of what they eat and drink. I did and that’s why I’m still alive and will live a good while longer,” she says. “God granted me such a long life. I hope God gives everybody long life. I think one of the secrets is to laugh loud and often.”