A group of South Korean tourists headed to Niagara Falls found themselves stranded after their van got stuck in the snow near Buffalo.
This story could have had a tragic ending with at least 31 people dying in the Buffalo area this week in a city buried in 51 inches of snow.
Instead, the group knocked on the door of Alexander Campagna asking if they could borrow a shovel to dig themselves out.
The New York Times reports that Campagna knew he couldn’t send the group outside again, so he invited them in to stay.
They slept on couches, air mattresses and in sleeping bags. To show their gratitude, the guests cooked up a storm, a Korean feast.
“We have enjoyed this so much,” Choi Yoseob, one of the stranded said, calling it a “unique blessing.”
On his Facebook post, Campagna wrote “2pm frantic knock on the door today during the worst blizzard I’ve experienced, was from a Korean tour-group of ten en route from DC to Niagara Falls, whose bus got stuck and remains stuck in front of our house. A Festivus surprise for all:” followed by a photo of the ten with him and his wife enjoying a meal around two dinner tables.
The story has also been featured on NBC Nightly News.
After two days, the group was eventually picked up and returned to New York.
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