Country music star Blake Shelton, an Oklahoma native, became an unlikely hero Thursday night after rescuing a stranded driver from floodwaters near Ardmore, Oklahoma, as reported by Weather.com.
Roho Hartman attempted to drive through waist-deep waters dumped by Tropical Depression Bill when his truck stalled, KFOR-TV reported.
After a short time, Shelton pulled up in his Dodge truck, offering a towrope to Hartman and another Good Samaritan who was also helping. “The guy said ‘are you ready?’” Hartman told KFOR. “I thought … that looks like Blake Shelton.”
The trio was able to pull the truck to safety, FOX 23 said, but Hartman was left without a way home. So what did he do? He asked Shelton for a ride.
The star happily obliged. Hartman said the two engaged in friendly conversation on the way. Shelton took a few photos with the man’s family before taking off.
“It was great,” Hartman told local media. “He’s a good fella I think; I like him.”
Shelton is known as a proud Oklahoma native, and no stranger to lending a hand when his home state needs help. He was instrumental in organizing “Healing in the Heartland,” the 2013 benefit concert that raised money in the wake of the deadly EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.More You Gotta See This