When Claire Olsen’s grandson couldn’t reach her after hurricane Matthew, the creative young man placed a pizza delivery from more than 1000 miles away. Papa John’s pizza in Florida was more than a little surprised to see a delivery order come through from Nebraska. When they learned what the customer’s true needs were, the pizzeria was happy to help. Delivery driver Lance Tyler told ABC News “Her expression was just priceless. It was like, ‘Wow!'”
When Tyler first knocked on her door, 87-year-old Claire was hesitant to answer. “He knocked on the door and said ‘Delivery.’ I said, ‘I didn’t order anything.’ He says, ‘Your grandson did,'” Claire told ABC.
There were special instructions on the delivery box asking the driver to call a Nebraska phone number. “The way that he answered the phone, ‘Is she there? Is she OK?’ It sounded like he was worried,” said Tyler.
Claire lost access to her phone during the storm. “(My grandson said) ‘Grandma, I haven’t talked to you in two days. I got worried about you. You must be hungry by now.” Her phone has since be reconnected and she’s started contacting other family members to let them know she’s OK.