Hurricane Irma heroine: ‘The Good Place’ star Kristen Bell

Susan Gad, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad's father (Josh Gad/Instagram)

Susan Gad, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad’s father (Josh Gad/Instagram)

On the small screen, Kristen Bell is known for her character as Eleanor Shellstrop on the NBC series “The Good Place.” In real life, the wife of Dax Sheppard is known as a heroine to several victims of Hurricane Irma.

Bell was one of those who were not able to evacuate Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma. On Sept. 8, Friday, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself and tell her fans how she and her neighbors were helping each other.

“Last run to the store for #irma hurricane holdover prep while bracing down in orlando- we didn’t have the option to leave so here we are,” Bell wrote. “Just doing our best and trying to stay positive but cautious, and trying to help those who need help prepping. Every person i passed today was assisting someone else- #neighborshelpingneighbors – it was beautiful to see.”

Also on Sept. 8, Friday, Vince Vaughn’s “Brawl in Cell Block 99” co-star Jennifer Carpenter took to Twitter to share a photo of her grandmother and her aunt, who were also victims of Hurricane Irma. Apparently, Carpenter’s relatives were among those helped by Bell.

“Gma&aunt were ready2 wear helmets N closet under eye of #HurricanIrma til @IMKristenBell found them a way out!!” Carpenter wrote. Along with Vaughn, the actress is set to star in “Brawl in Cell Block 99” with Don Johnson, Pooja Kumar, Mustafa Shakir and Jonathan Lee.

Aside from Carpenter’s relatives, Josh Gad’s family was also helped by Bell. Gad and Bell co-starred in “Frozen.”

“So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma,” Gad captioned an Instagram photo. “When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don’t make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above.”

On Sept. 9, Saturday, Bell was at Meadow Woods Middle School, which was used as a Hurricane Irma shelter in Orlando, Florida. The “The Good Place” actress performed for a group of children and their parents there.

Meadow Woods Middle School took to Facebook to share a video of Bell singing “For the First Time in Forever.” The song was from “Frozen,” which featured the voices of Bell, Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Williams and Stephen J. Anderson, among others.

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