RICHLAND SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) - One bacon-loving grandmother in Texas got a special visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
But she didn't just get to see the unusual vehicle in person, she also got to ride around in it! Bacon: It's what started it all.
"I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal-- and I do!" said Pearl Cantrell.
Just a month ago, the 105-year-old let us all in on her little secret to a long, happy life.
"I want other people to eat bacon, I tell them to. My kids all eat it," said Pearl.
And lucky for her, the right people were listening. Oscar Mayer took a special interest in the feisty bacon-loving granny.
"We've seen a lot of stories on the road, but nothing quite like this one. So we're excited to be here," said Abraham Luna, a "hotdogger" for Oscar Mayer. "We know she's an inspiration. Pearl is an inspiration for the community and her friends and family."
Hitting the streets of her hometown of Richland Springs, Pearl is riding "shot-bun" in the Wienermobile, waiving to several generations of people that she's seen grow up throughout the years.
"When they found out the Wienermobile was coming for Pearl, they said, 'Everyone knows Pearl. She is an amazing woman,'" said Luna.
After the ride, it was more like Christmas -- as she was gifted bacon! And Pearl's family says she deserves every bite of it.
After the ride and gifts, it was time to get down to business. With her stomach and heart full, Pearl says this day marks a special memory on her lengthy timeline.
"I will never, ever forget it, as long as I live," said Pearl.
Local news station KRBC reports Oscar Mayer says it plans to send Pearl even more bacon in the future as well.
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