Bacon-loving grandma gets surprise from Wienermobile

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    RICHLAND SPRINGS, TX (CNN/KRBC/KTAB) -- 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 started it all. Pearl Cantrell says, "I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal-- and I do!."

    Just a month ago, 105-year-old Pearl let us all in on her little secret to a long, happy life. She says, "I want other people to eat bacon, I tell them to. My kids all eat it."

    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. Abraham Luna with Oscar Mayer says, "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."

    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. Luna says, "When they found out the Wienermobile was coming for Pearl, they said 'everyone knows Pearl, she is an amazing woman.'"

    After the ride, it was more like Christmas, as she was gifted, what else? 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. She says, "I will never, ever forget it, as long as I live."

    Local news station KRBC reports Oscar Mayer says it plans to send Cantrell even more bacon in the future as well.

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