Earlier this month, Ruby Holt got to see the ocean for the first time.
In a few weeks, she’ll turn 101.
Holt, who spent most of her life on a farm in Giles County, Tennessee, had always wanted to see the ocean, but she never had the money or the time.
“There was always something to do,” Holt told the Columbia Daily Herald. “We didn’t travel much.”
"I’ve heard people talk about it and how wonderful it was and wanted to see it, but I never had the opportunity to do so," Holt told the Associated Press.
In fact, Holt had only left Tennessee once in her life — to visit Alabama.
Thanks to a partnership between Wish of a Lifetime, an organization that grants wishes to the elderly, and Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, the assisted living centre where Holt lives, the centenarian was gifted an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gulf of Mexico so that she could finally see the beach.
“I am thrilled to death over it,” Holt said of her then-upcoming trip. “I know I will enjoy it.”
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