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Austin family welcomes delivery driver into home for days during winter storm

Austin family welcomes delivery driver into home for days during storm

Chelsea Timmons
Chelsea Timmons stayed for five days until conditions improved. Chelsea Timmons/Facebook

KVUE — For nearly a week, Chelsea Timmons became an impromptu member of an Austin family.

Timmons, a grocery delivery driver, was delivering her last order for H-E-B on Sunday, February 14, when her car got stuck due to the ice that has blanketed the Austin area for days.

Doug Condon and Nina Richardson tried to get her car out through a variety of methods, but it wasn't going anywhere – and, apparently, neither was she.

The couple welcomed her into their home.

"I kind of come to them with an exit strategy every morning during breakfast and every morning during breakfast, they're just like, 'No. Just stay.' And then Doug even this morning was like, 'Look, you can do what you want but you don't have to leave. Just don't feel pressured,'" Timmons said.

In a now-viral Facebook post, Timmons said the couple "basically have refused to let me leave" and that every morning when they said she could stay a bit longer, she would "go to 'my' room and shed tears of joy."

"Their home still has water and power so we are clean and warm. They have groceries (I know, I delivered them) so we are fed," Timmons wrote. "How AMAZINGLY BLESSED am I right in this moment?!"


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