There’s no denying that being a celebrity comes with its share of perks like VIP treatment and free clothes—but then there’s also the ability to use one’s fame to help others.
Sophia Bush, with the help of fellow actresses Constance Zimmer and Kate Walsh, decided to use her star power and the power of social media to help a young couple make their way to the altar on time.
Gus and Jessie were driving to their wedding from Los Angeles to Seattle when their jeep towing a trailer full of wedding supplies broke down. Stranded near Nevada, the pair decided to use Instagram to ask for help from several car rental companies. Bush saw their plea for assistance, and she took to Instagram to post their story, which Walsh then reposted.
Zimmer, who also caught wind of the story, later promoted a GoFundMe account for the newlyweds-to-be on her Twitter account.
Jessie later took to the GoFundMe page to thank everyone for their support (Audi offered them the use of an SUV and more than $3,500 in donations from strangers that the newlyweds plan to spend on the honeymoon of their dreams. Crisis averted!