J.C. and Karen Spencer

One Houston couple has Chick-fil-A to thank for a whole lot more than lunch on the house.

Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 31, 2017

A Chick-fil-A manager truly went above and beyond when it came to the rescue of Karen and J.C. Spencer, grandparents whose Houston’s home became inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Harvey Monday, August 28th.

"We had to get out of there so I called Chick-fil-A, now that sounds kind of funny," J.C. Spencer, a regular at his local outpost, told Good Morning America. "I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat. And can you believe that one of the managers of Chick-fil-A, she sent her husband to pick us up? And we are so grateful and so thankful."

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When the boat arrived at their residence, the couple also had to figure out what possessions they wanted to take—and quickly. As they were deciding what to pack up, Keith Christensen and Winston Savice, Jr. arrived on jet skis to pick the couple up and take them to higher ground.

Incredibly, the next day, rescuers took J.C. back to his home to pick up his wallet and wedding ring, which he’d forgotten to take with him in the haste of evacuating. “I couldn’t save my house, but I have to save my marriage,” the optimistic 78-year-old quipped to Good Morning America.