Grandson has pizza delivered to check on grandma after Hurricane Matthew

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Claire Olsen whose grandson ordered her a delivery pizza after Hurricane Matthew as a way to check on her

The pizza was plain pepperoni.

An 87-year-old #Grandmother who sat out #Hurricane Matthew in her Palm Coast, Florida home was sent a #Pizza as a stand-in for a well-being check by her grandson thousands of miles away!

"The way that he answered the phone, 'Is she there?"

When phone calls weren't reaching her, he turned to the true hero of this story: Papa John.

A anxious grandson had a novel idea for making sure his grandmother was safe after Hurricane Matthew tore through her coastal Florida town - he ordered her a pizza.

According to News & Observer, Eric Olsen's plan nearly fell apart, when his grandmother, at first did not want to open the door, because she had not ordered a pizza.

"Well, I talked to her on Friday morning, and she had just lost power and she said, 'This is a nightmare, '" Eric Olsen told ABC News today, "and then we didn't hear from her for two days".

Pizza delivery man Lance Tyler said that when he grabbed the pizza destined for Parkway Drive over the weekend, he had no idea of the payoff he was about to receive.

Since then, Claire Olsen's phone is back in working order and her loved ones know she is safe, according to WQAD.

'Her expression was just priceless, ' Tyler said of grandma when she got the special delivery.

As it turns, Eric hadn't just scheduled the delivery so she was well fed.

He said he and the rest of the family did not hear from Claire Olsen for two days. Claire called her pizza meal "fantastic". "'I got anxious about you".

The driver said it topped every tip he's ever gotten. It was like, 'Wow!' said Tyler.

'People are asking why I didn't call the police and ask them to do a wellness check, but I did.

Olsen's phone has since been reconnected.

Police and fire couldn't do it, but Papa John's got there in 30 minutes and put the cellphone to her ear.

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