"You made the show so special!" White said as Pat Sajak urged the elderly Oklahoma native to "stay in touch"
Mother-son duo Liz and KC Wright stole the hearts of Wheel of Fortune viewers across their nation with her outstanding performance on Tuesday’s episode.
The pair competed in this year's “Home for the Holidays” week, when contestants team up with a family member.
Liz, 92, dominated the competition, winning ore than $65,000 in prize money plus a tropical vacation to Antigua.
“She spent the first 88 years of her life in Oklahoma with my dad,” KC said, introducing his mother. “They, for 62 years, traveled the world, a hundred countries and seven continents. He passed, she moved down five years ago to be with me. And I say, you know, the first 18 years of my life you taught me how to use a spoon, do all the things, watch Wheel of Fortune. And then the last five years I’ve been able to try to give something back to her.”
The pair won $25,000 in prize money and a getaway to the Caribbean in the bonus round by completing puzzles including “The Adventure of a Lifetime,” and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”
When Liz solved the “Drizzled Honey” food and drink puzzle, co-host Pat Sajak revealed she'd added $40,000 to the pot with her answer, rounding out their total to $65,000 in cash and a vacation.
As Liz and KC celebrated their big wins, she sweetly asked her son, “OK, do you think your dad would be proud of us?”
When the episode came to an end, Sajak commended Liz for her outstanding run. “Well, you played extremely well and it was a great honor to have you here," said the 77-year-old outgoing host. "And we really appreciate you continuing to watch. And stay in touch, OK?”
White, 66, let the Oklahoma native just how much her performance had touched her heart while reflecting on her run in a video posted to TikTok.
“Liz, I have to tell you,” she said. “You are my favorite show in 41 years. You made the show so special!”
“It couldn’t happen without you,” Liz said.
“No, it couldn’t happen without you,” White insisted.
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