(Meredith/KTXL) -- Valentine's Day is extra special for one Purple Heart recipient.
104-year-old Major Bill White was hoping to gather about a hundred Valentine's Day cards to add to his scrapbook collection.
Well, he did that and more. White received more than 300,000 personal messages and thank you notes from around the world.
They were once teenagers in love, but then they had to go their separate ways. Each finding love in another.
Thousands of handwritten cards, not to mention balloons, flowers and even boxes of chocolates for Valentine's Day.
White says he's overwhelmed with gratitude.
He was sent messages from all 50 states, plus from places as far north as Korea and Australia.
He even received a thank you note from the White House, signed by President Trump himself.