Family sends pizza delivery driver to check on grandma after hurricane


PALM COAST, FL (KRON) — Family members of an 87-year-old Florida woman know she’s okay after Hurricane Matthew, thanks to a helpful pizza delivery driver.

The family of Claire Olsen hadn’t heard from her for two days after the powerful hurricane hit Florida’s coast.

Her family started looking for a way to get someone to check on her. When police said they couldn’t help, her grandson got an idea — to order a pizza to her house.

The only Papa John’s in Flager County was getting slammed with orders after the hurricane.

“They sure do order pizza after a hurricane,” said Papa John’s employee Lance Tyler.

Tyler got one order that was unique.

One the receipt, he was instructed to call a specific phone number when he got to the house. Tyler followed the instructions.

“The way that he answered the phone, ‘Is she there? Is she okay?’ It sounded like he was worried.”

“So he knocked on the door and said ‘delivery.’ I said ‘I didn’t order anything!’ He says ‘Your grandson did,’” Olsen said.

Tyler then handed the phone to Olsen, who was surprised to hear the voice of her grandson.

“Grandma, I haven’t talked to you in two days,” she recounted her grandson saying “I got worried about you. You must be hungry by now!”

Tyler said that seeing her expression was the best tip he’s ever gotten. “Her expression was just priceless. The way that she was like ‘Whoa!’

CNN Newsource contributed to this report

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