Imagine how incredible a bacon cheeseburger would taste if you spent nearly four decades thinking about it.
That’s what Michael Hanline, a man who spent 36 years being wrongfully imprisoned and was recently exonerated by the Innocence Project, had been doing.
“It feels like I’m on a rocketship going through space,” Hanline, 69, said of the chance to be free.
The first thing he wanted was a burger like he had seen “in the commercials.” Accompanied by his defense team from the Innocence Project, Michael finally gets his burger at Carl’s Jr. — “the one that they showed on TV with the bacon on it.” The Mile-High Bacon Cheeseburger? “Yeah, OK. I want one of them, please.”
Off-camera, someone tells the cashier to make Michael’s combo order as big as possible. “Just go as big as they go.”
The video below, of Michael biting into a half-pound burger with great relish, will make you more emotional than you ever thought possible of a cheeseburger.