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101-year-old CBS 6 super fan gets birthday surprise

Posted at 3:15 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 18:34:33-04

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- What's the secret to living a long and healthy life? Watching CBS 6 News is part of the secret recipe, apparently.

Mary Carter turned 101 this week.

Her caregiver called the CBS 6 newsroom to share the good news and to let us know Ms. Carter chooses CBS 6 over all other television programs.

Candace Burns and Leland Pinder visited Ms. Carter to thank her for her loyal viewing and bring her a birthday surprise.

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"I just thank the Lord that I'm still here," Ms. Carter told Candace and Leland. "I feel that I must be here for a purpose. But I don't dare to ask at this stage. Thank you, Jesus, that I'm still here feel as good as I do."

Candace called Ms. Carter a very kind person and said it was a joy to meet her and surprise her for her birthday.

Watch for a new CBS 6 Gives surprise each Monday on CBS 6 News at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Have an idea about who we should surprise next, click here to email our team.

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