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Grandparents call Chick-Fil-A for help during floods

  • Karen and J.C. Spencer became stranded in their Houston home on Monday 
  • Grandfather called the local Chick-Fil-A where they are regulars to ask for help
  • He said he ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat 
  • J.C. said the manager sent her husband to their house with a rescue boat
  • As they were deciding what belongings to take, two jet ski riders showed up and offered to take them so they could fit more in the boat 

An elderly couple from Texas were able to escape their flood-ravaged house on jet skis after they called their local Chick-Fil-A to order ‘burritos and a boat’.

Karen and J.C. Spencer say they became stranded on Monday when their home in Houston became a victim to rising Hurricane Harvey floodwaters. 

J.C. said he called their local Chick-Fil-A where the couple are regulars to ask for help.

Karen Spencer and her husband J.C. were able to escape their flood-ravaged house in Houston on jet skis on Monday after they called their local Chick-Fil-A to order ‘burritos and a boat’

‘We had to get out of there so I called Chick-fil-A… now that sounds kind of funny,’ he told GMA on Wednesday.

‘I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat. 

‘Can you believe that one of the managers of Chick-fil-A, she sent her husband to pick us up and we are so grateful.’ 

The manager’s husband arrived in the small rescue boat as the couple were trying to figure out which of their possessions they would be able to carry with them.

J.C. said he called their local Chick-Fil-A where the couple are regulars to ask for help and the manager sent a boat and jet skis to help them

J.C. said he called their local Chick-Fil-A where the couple are regulars to ask for help and the manager sent a boat and jet skis to help them

The couple weren't able to get the names of the jet ski riders but want to locate them to say thank you, J.C. told GMA on Wednesday

The couple weren’t able to get the names of the jet ski riders but want to locate them to say thank you, J.C. told GMA on Wednesday

Two jet ski riders then showed up at the couple’s front door offering to take them to free up space for their belongings in the boat. 

‘Karen jumped on the back of a jet ski and I jumped on the back of another one and they evacuated us to higher ground,’ J.C. said.

The couple weren’t able to get the names of the jet ski riders but want to locate them to say thank you. 

They did go back to their home on Tuesday because J.C. had accidentally left behind his wallet and wedding ring.  

‘I couldn’t save my house, but I have to save my marriage,’ J.C. said. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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