Bacon…it's what started it all.
“I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal, and I do!” says 105-year-old granny Pearl Cantrell.
Just a month ago, Cantrell 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,” she said.
And lucky for her, the right people were listening. And just like us, 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. We know she's an inspiration. Pearl is an inspiration for the community, and her friends and family,” says Oscar Mayer “Hotdogger” Abraham Luna.
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 over the years.
“When they found out the Wienermobile was coming for Pearl, they said 'everyone knows Pearl, she is an amazing woman',” Luna says.
After the ride, it was more like Christmas, as she was gifted, what else?
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.”
Oscar Mayer says it plans to send Cantrell even more bacon in the future.