Chelsea Timmons decided to make it her last delivery because the roads in Austin, Texas were getting slicker. When she ended up getting stuck in the customer’s driveway, there turned out to be a big silver lining.
Not wanting to walk up the driveway, the H-E-B grocery employee tried to make it up the steep slope with her car, but slid helplessly into the garden.
Though the couple tried to help move her car, efforts failed—and AAA road service was already inundated with calls.
That’s when Nina Richardson and Doug Condon decided, with the weather getting worse and safety concerns growing, she needed to settle in at their house.
“It’s just what you do when stuff shows up,” Nina told ABC News.
“We have daughters and we hope if they were ever in a situation like this that there would be someone who would open their house and help them,” added Doug.
Over dinner they learned that Chelsea would like to open a bakery some day—and she soon volunteered to bake them a delicious gluten-free coconut cake.
She slept in the spare room for five days, became friends with the dog, and realized how lucky she was overall.
“I found out my apartment lost water, lost power, so being ‘stuck here’ actually turned out to be a better situation. Most of my family lost electricity for several days.”
“I definitely ate a lot better here,” she exclaimed. “They made me feel comfortable and made me feel like part of the family.”