In case you needed another reason to love the ray of light that is actress Kristen Bell, check out the adorable new #squad she acquired while in the throes of Hurricane Irma.
When the storm made landfall in Florida this weekend, the star of Frozen and Veronica Mars was filming at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando and couldn’t leave.
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.
But instead of battening down the hatches in her room, she connected with others who were stranded and sought shelter at the hotel. First, she sang her smash hits from Frozen to a group of kids who were waiting out the storm in a nearby school.
Later, Bell was getting in good with a crew of displaced nursing home residents who’d taken shelter at the resort. They passed the time by playing bingo, having meals and having good old fashioned sing-a-longs. (We love her rendition of “You Are My Sunshine” with her new “side-piece,” John.)
And according to Frozen co-star Josh Gad, Bell is “an angel sent from above” for helping his own family to shelter. His parents, brother, sister-in-law and niece and nephew all got a safe roof over their heads at the resort, thanks to Bell.
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!!!!
Riding out a storm like Irma would be frightening at the best of times (at last count, Irma destroyed thousands of homes and caused at least 79 deaths), so good on Bell for finding ways to spread joy in the midst of it. Here’s hoping she can wriggle out of her new friend Clara’s “Jean-Claude Van Damme grip.”