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That Couple Who Wanted To Visit Every Cracker Barrel Finally Did It, And I'm Happy Crying

I'm just so proud of them.

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In case you don't know, Ray and Wilma Yoder here are big dreamers: They had a goal of visiting all 645 Cracker Barrel locations, and in July, they were just one location short of making it happen.

For the past 30 years, they've been driving their trusty RV around the country, hitting up every single country store for some food and a good time.
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For the past 30 years, they've been driving their trusty RV around the country, hitting up every single country store for some food and a good time.

Well, that scream you heard just now was my shriek of joy, because on Aug. 28, THEY FREAKING DID IT! THEY WENT TO THE FINAL FRONTIER, THE 645th CRACKER BARREL!!!!!!!

Cracker Barrel surprised the Yoders with an all-expenses-paid trip to the Portland, Oregon, to finally cross that item off their bucket list.

That look on their faces is the look of reaching nirvana, I'm sure of it.
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That look on their faces is the look of reaching nirvana, I'm sure of it.

The big visit just so happened to coincide with Ray's 81st birthday, and is this the face of someone who is having the best dang birthday of his life, or what?

As a memento of the occasion, the couple was given official Cracker Barrel aprons and ushered into the restaurant with a hand clap tunnel made up of Cracker Barrel employees.

“Cracker Barrel is our home away from home," the couple said in a statement. "During our visits to Cracker Barrel stores over the past 40 years, we have made friends across the country and enjoyed making wonderful memories together."
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“Cracker Barrel is our home away from home," the couple said in a statement. "During our visits to Cracker Barrel stores over the past 40 years, we have made friends across the country and enjoyed making wonderful memories together."

"For the past 40 years, Ray and Wilma Yoder have touched the hearts of Cracker Barrel employees across the country," Cracker Barrel said in a statement.

"We are thankful to have served them so many times over the years and honored to have been a part of many happy memories they have shared during their 60 years together. So many of us have our own personal stories about times when the Yoders stopped by our stores to pay a visit and we look forward to many more. Thank you, Ray and Wilma.”
Xavier Smith / Lebanon Democrat

"We are thankful to have served them so many times over the years and honored to have been a part of many happy memories they have shared during their 60 years together. So many of us have our own personal stories about times when the Yoders stopped by our stores to pay a visit and we look forward to many more. Thank you, Ray and Wilma.”

I just...I'm so happy. Great job, Ray and Wilma.

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