The INSIDER Summary:
- Maria Leonardi and Justin Stone were on a bus from their wedding ceremony to their reception when the engine caught fire.
- The Avon Volunteer Fire Department came to put out the fire and gave the bride and groom a ride.
- They didn’t miss their party.
After getting married in West Avon Congregational Church in Avon, Connecticut, Maria Leonardi and Justin Stone piled into a bus with their wedding guests to travel to their reception. Then the engine caught fire.
Four members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department came to extinguish the blaze, but the newlyweds were left without a ride to their celebration. The firefighters went beyond the call of duty and offered them a ride in their truck.
AVFD shared photos of the bride and groom riding in Engine 14 on Facebook.
As one commenter noted, the post broke AVFD’s record for their most “liked” Facebook post with nearly 5,000 reactions. Better yet, the couple didn’t miss their party.
“I thought it was the best thing ever and they were so incredibly nice,” Leonardi told ABC News. “They were just so gracious and wonderful.”
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