Pizza Hut workers deliver free food by kayak to Harvey victims
Pizza Hut is making a special delivery to Texas residents trapped in their homes by Hurricane Harvey.
Employees at the Oak Lake store in Sugar Land, Texas used kayaks to wade through flooded streets to deliver pizzas to victims who lived nearby - and it was all free of charge.
Shayda Habib, the manager of the Pizza Hut location, told KPRC 2 News that when she heard there were families nearby who couldn't leave their homes and were running low on food she decided she needed to help.
"I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant," she said.
Habib said she and some of the workers started making as many pizzas as they could and then loaded the food onto the kayaks and delivered them to the hungry families.
Habib told the Houston Chronicle that she and her employees delivered 120 pizzas on Tuesday to residents living in the area.
"The people in the houses didn't expect us to come," she told the outlet. "It was so nice to see their smiles after so much gloom."
The manager said she plans on delivering pizzas to Harvey victims until the store runs out of food.
Habib's photos have quickly gone viral with many people praising the store for going above and beyond to help people trapped inside their homes.
The official Pizza Hut Twitter page also thanked the Oak Lake team "for their out-of-the-car response" to helping Harvey victims.