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Texas couple saves stranded delivery driver by taking her in for 6 days during brutal winter storm

Texas couple saves stranded delivery driver by taking her in for 6 days during brutal winter storm.
Texas couple saves stranded delivery driver by taking her in for 6 days during brutal winter storm. Courtesy of Chelsea Timmons/FB.

A Texas couple is being praised for taking a delivery driver into their home after she became stranded in the brutal winter storm on Valentine’s Day.

The delivery driver, Chelsea Timmons, said she was delivering groceries to the family in Austin when her car lost control on the couple’s steep driveway.

Texas couple saves stranded delivery driver by taking her in for 6 days during brutal winter storm.
Texas couple saves stranded delivery driver by taking her in for 6 days during brutal winter storm. Courtesy of Chelsea Timmons/FB.

“I realized I had lost control of the car,” Timmons said. “I just braced myself for impact as the car slide towards their home.”
Thankfully Timmons missed the home and slid into a tree stump – no one was injured.

The couple, Nina Richardson and Doug Condon, tried to help her move the car but they were unsuccessful.

Chelsea Timmons having fun with the couple's dog.
Chelsea Timmons having fun with the couple’s dog. Courtesy of Chelsea Timmons/FB.

The couple offered to let Timmons wait inside for AAA but the company eventually told her she was “inaccessible due to current conditions,” according to a Facebook post by Timmons.

The stranded delivery driver also tried calling Uber, Lyft and a taxi company to take her to a nearby hotel, but conditions worsened.

They Took Her In

After she tried everything, Richardson and Condon offered Timmons the extra room in their home – the surprising gesture brought the stressed driver to joyous tears.

Chelsea Timmons baking a coconut cake for the couple to show her gratitude.
Chelsea Timmons baking a coconut cake for the couple to show her gratitude. Courtesy of Chelsea Timmons/FB.

“These people let a complete STRANGER stay the night! Not only that but cooked me a STEAK DINNER! definitely not how I imagined my Valentine’s Day!” Timmons wrote on Facebook.

And because of the severity of the storm, Timmons became a welcomed guest for 6 days, documenting her journey on Facebook.
Timmons said she would go back to the guest room each morning and “shed tears of joy.”

“Beyond grateful that I have been able find comfort with strangers during this unprecedented Winter Storm,” she said.

“Blessed they were willing to let the “Delivery Driver” into their home in the midst of a pandemic. Blessed that during the time of a food shortage, they were willing to share their meals. Blessed that they liked my coconut cake! (I baked them a cake to show my gratitude) Completely BLESSED all the way around!!”


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