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Josh Gad’s Parents Are Stranded In Florida, Then Kristen Bell Saves Them And Gets Hotel Room

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

As a native Floridian, I’m super stressed and nervous about my family members who still live in the state as Hurricane Irma approaches. Like many, I feel helpless being so far away but am relieved to know that they are coming together to help one another. Josh Gad, who you might know as the voice of the lovable snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen, was also worried about his family in Florida before Hurricane Irma made landfall.

But leave it to his co-star Kristen Bell, also known as Anna from Frozen, to come to the rescue!

On September 7, 2017, Josh posted on Twitter about his family in Florida and how he was hoping for everyone’s safety. A day later, on September 8, 2017, Josh uploaded a photo to his Instagram account with his parents and Kristen.

Nope, they hadn’t run into each other. Kristen, in fact, had rescued his parents and other family members who were stranded in Florida.

“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,” he wrote in the caption.

Like many others who are giving a helping hand in this time of crisis, Kristen did this out of the kindness of her heart.

Keep scrolling to see the adorable photo and Kristen’s response!

If you’re looking to help the victims of the recent hurricanes, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these eight ways you can lend a hand.

Thumbnail Photo: Instagram / Josh Gad

Actor Josh Gad, who you probably recognize as LeFou from Beauty and the Beast, was worried sick about his family in Florida as Hurricane Irma approached.

As it turns out, his friend and co-star Kristen Bell had also been staying in Florida, and she wasted no time in lending a helping hand to his whole family.

Kristen Bell worked with Josh on the film Frozen. They have stayed close friends ever since.

The actress was staying at a hotel near Disney World and offered to help Josh by booking another room for his parents as well as a few other family members.

Josh and Kristen famously voiced the Frozen characters Olaf and Anna in the 2013 Disney animated movie.

In the film, they are the best of friends. Olaf shows Anna how true of a friend he is at the end of the movie — and it looks like in real life, Kristen did the same for her pal, Josh!

Josh took to Instagram to thank Kristen, writing a touching note about her compassion.

Josh’s post was uploaded in the early hours of September 9, 2017, and it’s already received more than 53,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

In the caption, Josh wrote:

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!!!!

This is not only a beautiful display of friendship, but a great example of how so many people act with love in times of trouble and disaster.

Kristen is known for her silliness, so it comes as no surprise that the Frozen actress sent Josh a photo of herself hanging out with his parents in their hotel room at the Swan and Dolphin hotels at Disney.

In her own Instagram post about Hurricane Irma, Kristen wrote:

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.

Josh also took to his Twitter account to praise his friend Kristen for what she did for his family.

He wrote:

No joke. just literally saved my parents, my brothers and entire family from – you are an angel. I adore you.

Over 17,000 people agreed by liking the tweet, with 2,000 retweeting it!

And the interaction just kept getting sweeter: Kristen replied to Josh’s tweet by referencing their Frozen characters, saying that Anna loves Olaf!

As Olaf famously put it, “some people are worth melting for.” That’s obviously how these friends feel about each other!

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