Just a month before her 101st birthday, Ruby Holt finally fulfilled one of her lifelong wishes: to go to the beach and gaze out at the ocean for the first time.


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Until this week, Holt had never set foot outside of her home state of Tennessee.

"I always wanted to see the ocean, but I never had the opportunity," Holt said.

Thanks to her assisted-living center and the Wish of a Lifetime organization, Holt was given an all-expenses-paid vacation to the Gulf of Mexico, a trip 100 years in the making.

Now that Holt has crossed a day at the beach off her bucket list, she is setting her sights even higher for next year: a trip to Disney World!

Watch the incredible clip from "America's News Headquarters" above and check out the heartwarming YouTube video below.


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