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Family Orders Pizza To Grandmother's House To Check She's Okay After Hurricane Matthew

Family Orders Pizza To Grandmother's House To Check She's Okay After Hurricane Matthew

Following the destruction of Hurricane Matthew, family members ordered a pizza to their grandmother's house in Florida in the hope that they'd be able to find out whether she was okay.

The family of Claire Olsen, who are spread out over three states in the USA, were worried about the 87-year-old because they were unable to reach her at her home in Palm Coast.

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Eric Olsen, one of the pensioner's grandchildren, of Omaha, Nebraska, ordered a pizza to her house, leaving a special instruction with the deliveryman and asking him to give her his mobile so he could know she was alive and well.

Credit: ABC News

"We didn't hear from her for two days," Eric told ABC News. "I was calling the police department, I was calling the sheriff's department, and no-one was answering, so I was really worried.

"So I just said, 'I'm going to order her a pizza, and if they can deliver it, then I know she's alive'."

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It's not as if we needed any more evidence that Papa John's is one of the most heroic establishments in this world, but they certainly went the extra mile to prove that they're not just heroes when it comes to pizza.

"Police and fire couldn't do it, but Papa John's got there in 30 minutes and put the cellphone to her ear," Eric said after saying he felt relief upon hearing his grandmother's voice.

Video Credit: ABC News

Calling Papa John's was actually a last resort for Eric, who had hit up the emergency services before calling upon the gods of fast food. Unfortunately, his dad is in South Dakota, and his sister is in Los Angeles, meaning that none of them were nearby to check on Claire.

Lance Tyler, the deliveryman, and the man of the moment, told ABC News that the elderly lady's face when she was able to talk to Eric was 'priceless'. Claire also said that the pepperoni pizza was 'fantastic'.

She also refused to let the pizza boy in unless he had the garlic butter sauce.

Featured image credit: PA/ABC News

Topics: Pizza

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

 

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