As the devastating rain and flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey have stranded people and put many in life-threatening situations, some Houstonians have stepped up to save the lives of their friends, neighbors, and even strangers. After a group of bakers realized they were trapped inside El Bolillo Bakery’s Wayside Drive location (which didn’t experience any damage), they decided to use their baking skills to help others. They baked dozens of sheets of pan dulce to feed victims of the storm.
“For most of the time, they decided not to waste time and made as much pan dulce as they could,” store manager, Brian Alvarado told Chron.com on Tuesday. “How they helped us today is the only reason we were able to open today.”
In the two days they were trapped in the bakery due to the roads surrounding them being inundated with water, they used about 4,200 pounds of flour.
As expected, people reacted positively to the bakers’ act of kindness. Check out a few reactions below:
— Rita SD Jobs (@RitaSDJobs) August 30, 2017
— drmaggiesa (@drmaggiesa) August 30, 2017
El Bolillo is one of the best panaderias and they're so great for doing this https://t.co/Rq97ZDx7uB
— jessi (@JayyforJessi) August 29, 2017
THEY ARE ANGELS I LOVE EL BOLILLO SO MUCH https://t.co/fCzM7EWf88
— noodle chef lors (@horchathot) August 29, 2017
el bolillo was my favorite bakery & now it's my lifetime bakery (@betty_days LOS PINGUINOS) https://t.co/ZxIprs7lXK
— JSA Lowe (@jsalowe) August 30, 2017
Honestly, this is one of my favorite "Harvey hero" stories because it's so very Houston: https://t.co/uw56AWVbuC
— Julia Retta (@jmretta) August 30, 2017
— B (@YonksHTX) August 29, 2017