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Watch Kristen Bell Entertain Hurricane Irma Evacuees With Bingo & 'Frozen' Song

Kristen Bell on stage at the D23 Expo. (Photo by Getty Images)
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Kristen Bell, possibly one of our nicest celebrities, spent the entirety of the weekend giving joy and hope to a group of Floridians as Hurricane Irma passed through the state. Why was she even in the state in the first place? Filming a movie, of course. She's in Florida shooting her forthcoming Netflix feature, Like Father, where she stars as a workaholic who gets left at the altar, and later goes on her planned honeymoon with her equally workaholic father. Film sets aren't safe from massive meteorological crises, though, so when the state was taking cover, Bell thought to offer her performing talents to boost everyone's spirits.

On Saturday, she set her plans in motion by tweeting a plea to Orlando:

Once she secured musical accompaniment, Bell made her way to Meadow Woods Middle School in Orlando to sing First Time in Forever for the students and faculty. The song was from the Disney hit Frozen, and was sung by Bell in the movie.

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Back at the hotel where she and the film crew were staying, Bell made new friends with the evacuees who sought shelter at the hotel.

She even had some news for her husband, Dax Shepard.

It's unlikely anyone would choose to be present during a hurricane, but at least Kristen Bell and co-star Paul Downs know how to make the most of it.

[H/T Vulture]