Family sends pizza to check on grandma after hurricane

PALM COAST, Fla. (WCMH) — Family members of a 87-year-old Florida woman know she’s okay, thanks to a helpful pizza delivery driver.

The family of 87-year-old Claire Olsen hadn’t heard from her for two days after Hurricane Matthew came through. They started looking for a way to get someone to check on her.

When police said they couldn’t help, they decided to order a pizza.

When driver Lance Tyler reportedly looked at the receipt, there was an instruction to call a specific phone number. Tyler figured the owner of the house just had some big dogs that needed to be put away.

“The way that he answered the phone, ‘Is she there? Is she okay?’ It sounded like he was worried,” said Tyler.

“So he knocked on the door and said ‘delivery.’ I said ‘I didn’t order anything!’ He says ‘Your grandson did,’” said Olsen.

Tyler then handed the phone to Olsen, who was surprised to hear the voice of her grandson.

“Grandma, I haven’t talked to you in two days,” she recounted her grandson saying “I got worried about you. You must be hungry by now!”

Tyler said that seeing her expression topped every tip he’s ever gotten. “Her expression was just priceless. The way that she was like ‘Whoa!’