Kristen Bell is stranded in Orlando and she’s sure making the most of it. The actress was in Florida to film her upcoming movie, Like Father, when Hurricane Irma (now downgraded to Tropical Storm Irma) began its approach on the state. The storm saw the Florida Keys and much of southern Florida evacuated while further north, people were battening down the hatches. Bell is staying at the locked-down Swan and Dolphin resort at Disney World which has also become a shelter for evacuated seniors from two care centers in southern Florida. Bell may be stuck but she’s not letting that stop her from doing good.
Over the weekend, Bell’s Frozen costar and friend Josh Gad posted that the actress had rescued his entire family–who live in Florida–from Irma by getting them rooms in her hotel.
‘They don’t make them like this girl,’ Gad wrote, ‘Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above.’
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!!!!
Kristen didn’t just save the entire Gad family, she also rescued Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter’s aunt and 82-year-old grandmother. The two were going to whether the storm in a closet with bicycle helmets, but after a call from Carpenter, Kristen made sure they got to the Swan and Dolphin safe and got a room.
— Jennifer Carpenter (@J2thecarpenter) September 9, 2017
It looks like Bell has spent the rest of her time making friends with the seniors and entertaining everyone with games of bingo, wheelchair races and singing performances. The hurricane may be devastating whole areas, but Kristen Bell seems to be a master in the art of distraction. She’s even dubbed it the #besthurricaneever in her Instagram posts (maybe a little insensitive, but we mostly get where she’s coming from).
She gave Jimmy Kimmel a live update on the situation down there and apparently everyone is doing as great as those Instagrams would suggest. Big shout out to Gary for all the toilet paper running and Kristen’s ‘side piece in Orlando,’ John.
Guess we can confirm that Kristen Bell really lives up to her Disney princess status.