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101-year-old paid for eating breakfast thanks to restaurant’s birthday policy

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Centenarian Joseph Nelson told reporters when asked to explain the secret to long life: “Every decision that was made in my hundred years, I think God made it for it me.”

If so, God just made the World War II veteran 7 cents richer. 

Nelson, 101 as of Monday, decided to celebrate the first day of his second century with a scrambled eggs, ham and chocolate cake breakfast at the Belmont Restaurant, which has a promotional policy of discounting the bills of customers who dine with them on their birthdays.

Turning 50? You get 50 percent off. 

Turning 101? You don’t just eat free—you actually earn money. 

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