It seems like a Hallmark festive film: two guys and two women stranded in an airport after their flight will get canceled, determine to drive 20 hours throughout the nation to make it residence for Christmas.
But that is precisely the situation that performed out for Bridget Schuster, Greg Henry, Abby Radcliffe and Shobi Maynard when on December 22, their journey plans had been hampered by the brutal winter storm battering America.
The 4 children discovered themselves stranded at Tampa International Airport, determined to get residence to Cleveland for Christmas.
Greg Henry, Abby Radcliffe, Shobi Maynard and Bridget Schuster drove for 20 hours from Tampa to Cleveland to make it residence for Christmas after their flight was canceled on December 22
Schuster documented the journey on her TikTok account, the place the group rapidly gathered followers
After standing round for a number of hours, the foursome determined to lease a automobile and drive the 20 hours collectively.
What began as a gesture of fine will and teamwork became a fun-filled street journey.
In true Gen Z fashion, they shared all of it on TikTok, amassing thousands and thousands of views as they journeyed by gasoline stations and relaxation stops, blizzards and downpours, earlier than making it residence to Ohio in time for Christmas Eve.
The drama started at 6pm on Thursday, when the flight was canceled.
‘The earliest they might get us out of there was going to be December 24 at 6 p.m.
The group break up the driving and have become quick pals. Their TikTok followers requested for introductions alongside the way in which
Rather then placing their headphones in to hear to reveals or music, the group spent the entire journey getting to know one another
‘And all of us wished to get again there, clearly, manner sooner than that,’ Bridget Schuster advised WFLA.
‘In my head I’m pondering, I already know there’s not going to be any extra flights at this time. Especially to Cleveland, particularly understanding there’s a storm,’ added Henry.
He rented the automobile – and requested the others to be part of him.
‘As we’re simply all speaking, I believe at some it’s simply all of us had been like, ‘Yeah, we’re doing it.”
Home in time for Christmas! The team made it back on December 24, at 8.45am. Now they plan to stay in touch
‘And we just looked at each other and we’re like, “Are you in?” “Yeah, we’re in. Let’s go for it,”‘ added Abby Radcliffe.
Schuster shared updates of the road trip on her TikTok account, where friends and concerned strangers asked if there were any ‘serial killers’ on board.
By the end of the trip, her original video from the start of the journey had gained 13million views.
Now, the four plan to stay in touch.
‘We got into some very deep, deep conversation about our lives and what we’ve been going through. It’s like we just these people but it’s like, literally from the beginning we just had that connection,’ Maynard said.
‘I had no idea when I was going to start this — I was just going to take a quiet drive home, get home, be done.
‘This was a complete journey,’ Henry added.