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Americans open their homes to stuck French travelers

Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-14 14:29:53-05

Hundreds of Americans are offering their homes to French travelers who are stuck in the United States.

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks Friday, airports in France remained open, though some airlines reported canceled flights.

Americans have turned to social media, using the hashtag #StrandedinUS to open their homes to people who are having trouble getting home to France.

From Los Angeles to Hawaii to New York, Americans are flooding the Twitter feed offering a place to stay, transportation and food.

… And other things. Kimberly Harrington tweeted from Vermont, offering a guest room, beer and syrup.

A Chicagoan with a pet dog had a room to take in a traveler.

Some were able to give rides to people from airports.

Thierry Ennui in Washington is happy to provide a warm bed, hot shower and cold drinks but warned against anyone who might be allergic to their cats.

Jen Hutton Heger has room for two people and made a point to say it does not matter if you are Muslim, Jewish, French, American or a purple person.

Many people were grateful for the generosity and said so on the Twitter feed.