When an elderly couple needed to evacuate Houston, Chick-fil-a came to the rescue. The couple, J.C. and Karen Spencer, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” the story behind the viral image of Karen being taken out of her flooded living room on the back of a wave runner.
Good Morning America tracked down the source of the picture, so that they could interview J.C. about the image. They discovered that the image was taken during a rescue by Chick-fil-a.
J.C. Spencer told host Good Morning America that the couple knew they needed to evacuate, but all the emergency phone lines were busy. Spencer had an interesting solution to his problem.
“I called Chick-fil-a,” said Spencer. “Now that sounds kind of funny, but I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg — and a boat.”
In a hilarious twist of fate, Chick-fil-a came through for the grandfather.
“And can you believe the manager, one of the managers of Chick-fil-a, she sent her husband to pick us up, and we are so grateful and so thankful,” Spencer said.
The couple proceeded to put their possessions in the boat, and there wasn't much room left for them. In another lucky occurrence, two men—later identified as Keith Christensen and Winston Savice, Jr.—drove by on wave runners at the moment. They offered the couple a ride.
“So Karen jumped on the back of the jet-ski, and I jumped on the back of another one, and they evacuated us to higher ground,” Spencer said.
“I can’t believe I’m leaving my flooded house in a Jet Ski,” Karen told GMA. “Oh well, here we go!”
Chick-fil-a really went above and beyond. Chick-fil-a is the fast food chain we'd want on our side if we ever got into trouble. This isn't the first time the Christian franchise has helped local communities out; it's just the latest in a long list. Here's another instance of their generosity: Chick-fil-A Does Something Unbelievable After U.S. Troops in Iraq Send One Simple Request.