Trapped by Flooding Inside a Bakery, These Heroes Made Pan Dulce for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Lead Photo: Photo by EvelynGiggles - Mexican Pastries, Link (CC BY 2.0)
Photo by EvelynGiggles - Mexican Pastries, Link (CC BY 2.0)
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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 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: