Hurricane Harvey left thousands of families with no place to go, including four bakers who’ve gained much attention.
When the four men, who haven’t been named, realized how high the water had risen, they were unable to leave work after staying for a late shift. So, as the hurricane made landfall, they were stuck at El Bolillo Bakery. But—not to worry—they made good use of their time.
Because they had electricity, the bakers were able to work throughout the night, and that’s exactly what they did. There kept busy by making bread and pan dulce (Mexican pastries).
In total, they used 4,400 pounds of flour. Now—that’s a lot of bread!
After realizing they’d be unable to leave the store safely, their mission was simple: help as many people as possible.
“When they realized they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could,” Brian Alvarado, the bakery’s manager, told The Independent. “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 centers across the city for people affected by the floods.”
As you can imaging, there was a lot of bread that needed to be delivered.
“We didn’t count exactly how many loaves they made, but they used 4,400 pounds of flour,” Alvarado told the publication.”
After posting about the bakers’ kind deed, this story has gone viral, and people all over are moved by the kindness these people showed.
“Wow. The kindness factor is at high and I wish it would stay forever. Everywhere,” one person commented on Twitter.
Wow. The kindness factor is at high and I wish it would stay forever. Everywhere.
— SK (@skonopas) August 31, 2017
So much devastation was caused by Hurricane Harvey, but it’s also brought about lots of kind deeds from celebrities donating to Texans conducting rescue missions. It really has been touching to see people come together.
So, it’s no wonder people online are also calling these bakers “heroes.” Because for the people who had fresh baked bread when there was little else to eat, they are.