Dr. Pepper Donates Free Products To Nursing Home After Hearing Their Plea For Pen Pals

The soft drink company sent cases of sodas to the senior citizens who live at Hillside Medical Lodge.

August 6, 2020
Bottles of Dr Pepper drinks are seen on a store shelf on the day Keurig Green Mountain announced it has struck a deal worth more than $21 billion with Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. on January 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

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We have an update to the uplifting story we mentioned yesterday about senior citizens looking for pen pals. The residents at Hillside Medical Lodge in Gatesville, TX went viral and caught the eyes of some major corporations. Miss Billie simply posted that her interests are family and Dr. Pepper. 

Miss Billie requesting pen pals at Hillside Medical Lodge in Gatesville, TX.
(Photo courtesy of Katie-Rose Watson/ Hillside Medical Lodge)

Not long after the picture was added to Facebook, the Texas-born soft drink company delivered 16 cases of unsolicited product for Miss Billie and her friends! 

Dr. Pepper delivers 16 cases of drinks to Hillside Medical Lodge.
(Photo courtesy of Katie-Rose Watson/ Hillside Medical Lodge)

In addition to the free soda and special-edition bottles, Miss Billie received her first pen pal letter. I think her expression says it all! 

Miss Billie pictured with her free Dr. Pepper at Hillside Medical Lodge
(Photo courtesy of Katie-Rose Watson/ Hillside Medical Lodge)

If you'd like to make a new friend, you can see the available pen pals here. Any correspondence can be sent to:

(Name of Resident)

c/o Hillside Medical Lodge

300 S. Hwy 36 Bypass

Gatesville, TX 76528

 

Let's keep these beautiful smiles coming by sending a quick note or handmade card from your kiddos!