Houston grandfather describes Jet-Ski evacuation

J.C. Spencer tells "GMA" how he and his wife, Karen Spencer, were evacuated to higher ground on the back of Jet-Skis driven by strangers after their home filled with water.
2:27 | 08/30/17

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We have seen so many incredible rescues out of Texas following hurricane Harvey and this morning photos going viral of a grandmother and grandfather being evacuated on the back of a jet ski after their home flooded and spoke with that grateful grandfather just moments ago. J.C. Spencer joins us. I know your wife Karen is resting. You've been through so much over the past few days but I'm sure you know that that picture on the jet ski has now gone viral. Tell me how you ended up on a jet ski heading out of your flooded home. Well, Monday morning we realized we had to evacuate. We had to get out of there. And so I called Chick-fil-A. Now that sounds kind of funny but I ordered two chicken burritos with egg and a boat and can you believe the manager, one of the managers of Chick-fil-A, she sent her husband to pick us up. And we are so grateful and so thankful. That is incredible. I know you loaded your possessions on to that boat and there wasn't a lot of room for you and Karen to get in so all of a sudden some jet skis showed up. Yes, and so Karen jumped on the back of the jet ski and I jumped on the back of another one and they evacuated us to higher ground and we are ever so grateful. Oh grateful. I know she had a big smile on her face but Karen said that she was actually on the verge of tears. It was probably a surreal moment for you both. Absolutely. Future of Houston is indeed, very, very bright. Houston -- the medical capital of the world, the space capital of the world, the energy capital of the world and about to become the port capital of the world. J.C. And Karen, the world is certainly brighter with both of you in it. Thanks for joining us. We're so glad you're okay. Thank you. And there's even more to the story. Amazingly rescuers took J.C. Back to the house because he had forgotten his wedding ring and wallet. I couldn't save my house but I had to save my marriage. I love that he had a sense of humor. They have four children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are all very happy they are safe and sound and I didn't know if he actually got the Chick-fil-A order, though. That was unclear. Quite an order. Extra egg especially. Also told you he killed a snake on the way back. He is. Resilient just like Texas? A lot more hometown heroes

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