Feasterville, Pa. (WTXF) - Despite all the chaos with Thursday's snowstorm, there were some inspiring stories of people helping others. One Bucks County family went above and beyond to help stranded motorists.
"I want everybody to know what a beyond incredible thing this little family did," Karen Giancaterino told FOX 29.
To say Karen Giancaterino, of Northeast Philadelphia, is thankful is an understatement. She recalls a scary several hours stuck in Thursday's snowstorm on a hilly, slippery and eventually dark stretch of Bristol Road in Feasterville. She was texting her three daughters in a panic.
"It got dark. I kept turning car on only to get some heat every once in a while and turning it off and thought we're gonna sleep here," she explained.
And then, she says she and about 100 other cars camped out in both directions were saved a family of three angels.
"I saw a man going from car-to-car and he got to my car said, 'I just want to let you know you're welcome to come into my place. We made hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee and bathroom if you need it,'" she said.
That man was Mike Connolly Connolly, his wife, Lynn, and their daughter Amy were in the office of their family paving business on Bristol Road and saw the chaotic mess unfold. They immediately jumped in to help.
"We were able to get a plow truck out there--open road--got everyone turning around and heading out," he said.
"They were panicking and it was going on 3 hrs 4 hrs we had people here elderly can we use bathroom we felt really good about it," Lynn Connolly with Connolly Enterprises Inc. said.
Karen later called the Connolly's office and left a message to personally express her gratitude.
The Connolly's say they're thankful for the appreciation and hope that others are inspired to pay it forward.
"To help everybody it was just a really, really good feeling," Lynn said.