Meet  Mbah Gotho, and he reportedly has documentation confirming that he was born on December 31, 1870. That means that yup, he’s 145 years old.

His name is Mbah Gotho, and he reportedly has documentation confirming that he was born on December 31, 1870. That means that yup, he's 145 years old.

He admits that the key to longevity is patience, but now, what he wants is to die peacefully. It’s a humble request: He’s watched his wives, siblings, and even children pass away, and now he’s ready to go, too.

That would make him the oldest living human on record (by far). Though he admits that the key to longevity is patience, he's now said that what he wants is to die peacefully. It's a humble request: He's watched his wives, siblings, and even children pass away, and now he's ready to go, too.

These days, Gotho listens to the radio as his eyesight has declined too much to watch television. His overall health has declined, which means that it could only be a matter of time before he gets his wish. Despite the fact that he’s ready to pass, Gotho has lived an extraordinary — and yes, extremely long — life. We should all be so lucky.