Jimmy Carter attends his hometown’s peanut festival as he nears his 99th birthday in hospice care | EUROtoday
Former president Jimmy Carter and first girl Rosalynn Carter made a shock look at a peanut festival on Saturday in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
The pair had been pushed in the annual festival’s parade in a black SUV.
It is considered the primary time that the previous president has appeared in public since February, when he introduced he was coming into residence hospice care, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“Can y’all see who is in this car?” one festival-goer posted on social media. “God Bless Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Carter for making the #plainspeanutfestival parade this year!!! Happy early birthday to him!”
Mr Carter turns 99 on 1 October.
“The Carters made the day for the thousands of attendees at the Plains Peanut Festival,” Jill Stuckey of the National Park Service’s Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains informed the AJC.
“What a wonderful surprise for everyone.”
Prior to coming into workplace, Mr Carter was a peanut farmer, as his father had been, in Plains.
Mr Carter’s household stated that the previous president has been doing properly since coming into hospice care seven months in the past.
“We thought at the beginning of this process that it was going to be in five or so days,” his grandson, Jason Carter, informed The New York Times this week.
“I was down there with him in the hospital and then said goodbye. And then we thought it was going to be in that week that it was coming to the end. And it’s just now been seven months.”
“He’s got so much joy in seeing his presidency and post-presidency revisited,” Paige Alexander, the chief government of the Carter Center, additionally informed The Times. “In many ways, that keeps him going — along with peanut butter ice cream.”
Mr Carter exited hospital care for hospice to spend extra time with his 95-year-old spouse. In May, the Carter household introduced that Mrs Carter has dementia.
The couple nonetheless reside in the identical two-bedroom residence they’ve lived in since 1961.