Mexican Bakers Do Unthinkable After Being Trapped By Hurricane Harvey For 2 Days

Hurricane Harvey was a storm of epic proportions that essentially shut down vast sections of the great state of Texas for days. We’ve all seen the stirring images and videos of the devastation that has been left behind, and it’s nothing short of mind-blowing. Recovery and rebuilding efforts will take a long time, but there seems to be a genuine sense of coming together amongst not only members of the affected communities, but those that want to help.

Out of the carnage has emerged a plethora of stirring stories of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers racing to the scene to help others, as well as the valiant efforts of first responders, public servants, and members of the National Guard. Here’s another awesome story to add to the list.

As the Daily Mail shares, workers at the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas wound up being trapped due to the rising floodwaters. That’s undoubtedly a jarring and frightening experience, but the workers didn’t lament their plight for too long. Instead, they got to work.

“Hurricane Harvey pan dulce we are going to take to those in need. Bakers were stuck inside for two days!” the bakery shared on social media.

Bake they did. Photos have been making the rounds of the stunning amount of bread they were able to whip up, and commenters have been in awe.

“When they realised they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could. By the time the owner managed to get to them, they had made so much bread that we took the loaves to loads of emergency centres across the city for people affected by the floods,” explained Brian Alvarado, the manager of the shop. “We didn't count exactly how many loaves they made, but they used 4,400 pounds [1,996kg] of flour.”

“No one had to ask them to help out. They just automatically knew they wanted to help out others in need. Wonderful story. Thank you so much,” shared one user.

“You shared so much love to those who desperately needed it. Thank you to you wonderful bakers for sharing your wonderful talents with those who need caring so much right now,” added another commenter.

“These people are as sweet as their baking. Thanks!” remarked another user.

“God Bless you. I was brought to tears by your kindness. Too little of that, today! Just amazing!” wrote another commenter.

It’s pretty mind-blowing what the workers were able to do, as well as why they did it. They simply wanted to help the surrounding community out, and they made a positive out of a negative. Instead of worrying about their own safety as floodwaters prevented them from leaving, they simply put their noses to the grindstone and got busy baking.

The end result is some much-needed food for the surrounding community. There are all kinds of heartwarming stories that have risen out of the devastation from Harvey. Let’s hope that spirit continues as the cleanup gets underway.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Twitter

Social media exploded with praise for the bakers.

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