Life lesson: Disney movies bring people together for the better, even the cast members themselves. As Hurricane Irma sweeps through Florida, Frozen star Josh Gad, who played Olaf, shared how costar Kristen Bell literally saved his family from the impending weather.
Cosmopolitan reports that Bell has been trapped in Florida for several days, forced to stay until Irma blows over. It turns out that everything truly does happen for a reason, as Gad proved via Instagram.
“So [Kristen] literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from Hurricane Irma,” Gad wrote, posting a photo of Bell with his parents. “When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew.”
So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma . When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don’t make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above. And thank you @ewablueeyes for bother her when I asked you not to!!!!
“Thank you Kristen,” Gad continued. “You are truly an angel sent from above.”
If that wasn’t enough to convince you that Bell’s just as wonderful as she seems on the red carpet, she’s been busy on her own Instagram recapping her storm experience. She first posted a snapshot of herself gathering supplies with a volunteer.
Last run to the store for #irma hurricane holdover prep while bracing 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. Every person i passed today was assisting someone else- #neighborshelpingneighbors – it was beautiful to see. Sad that a hurricane has to bring out the best in everyone- but happy that the community will be holding hands through this. Im grateful to Gary and the team at @swandolphin in epcot for helping us feel safe while we get through this together.
“Every person I passed today was assisting someone else,” Bell wrote alongside the picture. “Sad that a hurricane has to bring out the best in everyone, but happy that the community will be holding hands through this.”
It also looks like she’s helping other stranded folks stay happy and entertained. Another recent picture on her account shows Bell singing to a crowd with some impromptu back-up dancers. On her Twitter account, Bell has also been retweeting others’ tips for staying safe during the storm.
It’s great to see Bell being so positive and helpful when Florida is facing such a distressing time. Here’s to those people that try to put on a happy face in times of crisis!