- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 31, 2017

An elderly Houston couple stranded in their home by rising floodwater made the peculiar decision to call their favorite Chick-fil-A restaurant, where the manager reportedly jumped into action to rescue the frequent customers.

Grandparents Karen and J.C. Spencertold ABC News that they were OK during the first few days of Hurricane Harvey, but it quickly turned into a dangerous situation when their home began to flood.

Looking for a rescue, Mr. Spencer said he decided to call the local Chick-fil-A restaurant, where he and his wife eat often.

“We had to get out of there so I called Chick-fil-A. Now that sounds kind of funny,” he told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat. And 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 of the restaurant sent a small boat to help evacuate the couple, but as they were trying to sort out which of their possessions to take with them, two Jet Ski riders showed up and offered to help, ABC reported.

The Spencers became the subject of now-viral photos showing them smiling on the backs of the Jet Skis.

“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,” Mr. Spencer told ABC.

“I can’t believe I’m leaving my flooded house in a Jet Ski,” Mrs. Spencer recalled.

The Spencers were able to personally thank their rescuers, identified as Keith Christensen and Winston Savice, Jr., earlier this week.

“Thank you,” Mr. Spencer told them. “You’re a hero.”

“No problem, someone had to do it,” Mr. Savice said, as they hugged. “I’m glad to see you guys are safe.”

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