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Kristen Bell and Her 3,000 New Friends Are Safe and Well Post Irma

Posted on the 13 September 2017 by Sumithardia

Kristen Bell and her 3,000 new friends are safe and well post Irma

As Corey mentioned on Monday, Kristen Bell did her best to raise spirits in Florida as she rode out Hurricane Irma. Kristen was not able to leave Orlando, where she’s filming Like Father. She is staying at the Swan and Dolphin resort, which, with the two hotels combined, boasts 2,267 guest rooms and over 330,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. The resort sounds like it made the most of it for everyone. Countless families (and their pets!) found shelter there. Kristen took it upon herself to make everyone’s stay as fun as it could be. And Kristen didn’t limit herself just to the hotel. Early Saturday evening, she put out this call:
Anyone in orlando near epcot play piano? And have a keyboard and Mic and amp?
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) September 9, 2017

Thanks to Corey, we know that that request was met and ended up in sing-along at Meadow Woods Middle School, which served as an evacuation center. But Kristen didn’t stop there. After Atria Senior Living evacuated two large groups of seniors to the property, Kristen decided to play social director:

There are a few thousand senior residents who evacuated to our hotel. We are gonna make lemonade outta Irma as best we can and I'm fueling up the only way I know how in order to call a few hours of BINGO! #irma #hurricaneirma
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:43pm PDT

After a few fiery rounds of Bingo, Kristen and her new roommates replenished their strength:

Dining with all my new friends! #irma #hurricaneirma
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:49pm PDT

Following dinner there was some more singing, this time a duet with ‘John’:

Dear @daxshepard, this is john. He's my side piece here in Orlando. I hope you understand. I'm powerless over a man who serenades me. Xo Kristen
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:59pm PDT

Honestly, it looks like Kristen was having a great time and I think she made a lot of people’s unfortunate experience that much better:

Guys, Corey cries when she's happy too!!!! #soulmates #hurricaneirma #besthurricaneever #atriaseniorliving
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 10, 2017 at 4:35pm PDT

When Clara nabs your nose, you best be breathin through your mouth for a while. #besthurricaneever #atriaseniorliving
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:16pm PDT

Now that the storm has past (and the arduous task of cleanup has begun), Jimmy Kimmel checked in with Kristen and crew to see how things were going. Remember that Kristen served as one of Jimmy’s fill-in hosts when he took paternity leave following his son’s surgery. Again, not only were they all safe but in very good spirits, thanks to Kristen:

If you watch the video, you see that Kristen gives a shout out to the man next to her who we now know is Gary from the resort. Gary first appeared in this post from Saturday:

Last run to the store for #irma hurricane holdover prep while bracing down in orlando- we didn't have the option to leave so here we are. Just doing our best and trying to stay positive but cautious, and trying to help those who need help prepping. Every person i passed today was assisting someone else- #neighborshelpingneighbors – it was beautiful to see. Sad that a hurricane has to bring out the best in everyone- but happy that the community will be holding hands through this. Im grateful to Gary and the team at @swandolphin in epcot for helping us feel safe while we get through this together.
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 8, 2017 at 1:19pm PDT

As she said in the clip, Gary has not slept in 72 hours. Kristen mentioned that Gary and his staff have been working tirelessly for everyone in the hotel:

Some anonymous lovely people staying at the hotel treated the seniors to a massage station in the hallway! Spa music was playing, and my heart was bursting. #irma #hurricaneirma #besthurricaneever #atriaseniorliving
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Sep 10, 2017 at 4:45pm PDT

In addition to the fun she posted, Kristen retweeted important tips during the hurricane. Thankfully she and everyone at the Swan and Dolphin are safe. Thankfully the storm is finished. Thankfully Corey’s family is safe and hopefully, you and yours are safe. Of course, the most vital resources needed by the victims of any disaster takes $$$. But if your budget doesn’t allow for that, let’s all take a page from Kristen’s book and donate a smile or a bit of a laugh if we can.
In other news – a sneak peak for season two of The Good Place just came out. SPOILERS for Season One:
Did someone say, "torture"?!

🙌
Get a taste of it in this first look at #TheGoodPlace version 2.0. ➡️ https://t.co/lcjXKgsBqd
— The Good Place (@nbcthegoodplace) September 12, 2017

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