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Trucker stranded on I-95 whips up a hot breakfast for fellow stranded motorist


A truck driver did his best to spread the love during the massive backups on Interstate 95 in Virginia on Monday night by sharing the food he had with those around him. 

Jean-Carlo Gachet says that he first got stuck on I-95 at around 1 a.m. early on Tuesday morning, January 4th near Dale City. By the time the sun came up, Gachet knew that the people in the car nearest him had to be hungry after the seven hour wait, so he decided to cook up a hot breakfast to help make their morning a little better. 

Gachet popped a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast bowl into his microwave and mixed up some fruit punch before walking over to the car nearest him to offer up the meal. 

“It was him and his mother, and both of them were really appreciative,” Gachet said. “It was a really nice moment.”

“He was shocked when I — when he opened the door at first, and you know, I was saying, ‘hey, I just made you a hot breakfast and a cup of fruit punch.”

By the time Gachet spoke with CNN on Tuesday afternoon, the situation had not improved much – the highway was still not reopened and crews were still working to clear car that had ran out of fuel or wrecked, but Gachet said that he was still hopeful that he could get his load to Georgia by Wednesday morning.


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