Confronted with flood waters lapping up onto the doorstep of their North Houston home, J.C. and Karen Spencer were just one of the many families affected by the catastrophic deluge of Hurricane Harvey. Left without a lifeboat, the couple faced a certain dilemma, when J.C. saw a potential solution at their local Chick-fil-A.
"We had to get out of there so I called Chick-fil-A, now that sounds kind of funny," J.C. Spencer told Good Morning America on Wednesday. As regulars at the restaurant, the Spencers knew that one of the store managers owned a boat, so naturally they inquired. "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," he said.
But in an even better twist, a rescuer on a jet ski found the Spencers first, and whisked them to safety before the Chick-fil-A manager's boat arrived. This was quite a fortuitous event, because the boat sent from Chick-fil-A was a little too small to carry all of the Spencer's belongings, according to ABC.
Here's J.C. recounting the experience on GMA: