Kristen Bell was in Florida filming her new Netflix series, “Like Father, ” when Hurricane Irma came to town.
On Instagram, Bell jokingly called the cyclone a “nasty bitch” as she and her gang preparatory to evacuate. Regrettably, occasions didn’t depart precisely as planned.
“We didn’t have the option to leave, so here we are, ” she wrote on Instagram. “Just doing our best and trying to stay positive but cautious.”
Hunkered down at the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort in Orlando, Bell got to work helping out family, friends, and complete strangers ahead of the tornado.
Last run to the store for #irma hurricane holdover prep while poising down in orlando- we didn’t have the option to leave so here we are. Just doing our best and trying to stay positive but cautious, and trying to help those who need help prepping. Any persons i passed today was expediting someone else- #neighborshelpingneighbors – it was beautiful to understand. Sad that a hurricane has to bring out best available in everyone- but glad that the community will be holding mitts through this. Im grateful to members who Gary and the team at @swandolphin in epcot for helping us look safe while we get through this together .~ ATAGEND
Her “Frozen” co-star Josh Gad posted a thank-you to Bell, who was able to help his parents and extended family lock rooms at her inn. Gad wrote on Instagram that she “literally saved my parents and my entire kinfolk tonight from Hurricane Irma.”
So @ kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire pedigree tonight from #hurricaneirma. When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a inn area at her inn in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don’t establish them like this girlfriend. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel send from above. And thank you @ewablueeyes for ruffle her when I asked you not to !!!!
Similarly, Bell came through for actress Jennifer Carpenter’s aunt and grandma.
On Friday night, Bell induced her behavior over to Orlando’s Meadow Woods Middle School for a little sing-a-long with parties there taking shelter.
Anyone in orlando near epcot performance forte-piano? And have a keyboard and Mic and amp?
— Kristen Bell (@ IMKristenBell) September 9, 2017
Back at the inn, groupings of elderlies from downstate had been evacuated to the inn, and Bell was ready to oblige some new friends.
Bingo, snuggling, more talk, and hallway wheelchair races remained the crowd entertained.
Bell stimulated the best use of a bad place and used her personal fame to assist and comfort others.
“It’s sort of happy that it takes a natural disaster to bring out best available in parties, but that’s genuinely, genuinely what I’ve accompanied, ” said Bell during an interview with Good Day Sacramento. “Everyone is helping everyone here.”
Whether talking about the response to Harvey and its aftermath or the ongoing efforts to help individuals affected by Irma, it really is remarkable to see humanity living up to its better, showing us the potential and ability of empathy.