The pair, who met on Tinder in 2015, were making their way by car from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest for their upcoming nuptials when their Jeep broke down and the attached trailer they were using to haul their wedding necessities up the coast began to make its way over a cliff.
Gus and Jessie were able to save their trailer, but found themselves stranded.
UPDATE: over the course of the last 5 hours so many people have jumped in to to try and help these two. We have a car en route to them now — with a trailer hitch for their #tinyhouse and two pups!! — and tomorrow we will be sure to post the full update. HUMANS ARE AMAZING AND THE WORLD IS GLORIOUS AND GOOD K BYYYYYYE Hey @enterprise_inspires, @alamorentacar, @thriftyrentacar, @hertz, @audi who wants to be a hero and help these about-to-be-newlyweds @ragmopandgoose? ••• #repost @azitaloves I’ve never met Gus or Jesse, but just came by their story and I’m fairly certain this is what the internet was created for. They are two days out from their wedding. The beautiful trailer home they built over the last year was hitched onto their car that almost went off a cliff a day ago when it broke down, they were saved by their emergency break. They are exhausted and now stranded (with their two pets) near Nevada and have to get to Seattle by Friday for their wedding. I’m thinking hero points for the car company or people that can help make this happen. Their Go Fund Me has all the details of what is surely going to be a great story to tell to their kiddos one day. https://www.gofundme.com/gusandjessie ••• #RagmopandGooseGetHitched @jessieshungry @gusforthewin link in my bio!
A photo posted by Sophia Bush (@sophiabush) on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:57am PDT
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On Mon we were stranded on… https://t.co/EPJE0AmIkP
— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) August 11, 2016
With the remainder of their adventure at jeopardy, the couple looked to social media for help, posting an S.O.S. on Instagram, which caught the attention of Bush, who the couple said “called upon several car rental auto companies.”
Bush, 34, also posted their story on her own Instagram page. That post was later shared by Walsh, 48, and a friend of Gus and Jessie set up a GoFundMe account which Zimmer, 45, promoted on her Twitter.
“Wanna help a stranger today? It feels good, trust me…,” Zimmer wrote.
In addition to the tons of attention their story has received, Gus and Jessie have also been gifted over $3,500 in donations and Audi supplied them a brand new Audi Q7 to ensure they make it to Seattle and back with no car troubles.
— Constance Zimmer (@ConstanceZimmer) August 10, 2016
“We want to thank each and every one of you who has reached out to us offering a helping hand,” Jessie wrote in an update on GoFundMe, adding that all of the help they received will also help the couple “have the honeymoon we originally dreamed of. We will be releasing a letter later after all of this [is] over personally thanking everyone we’ve met on this journey who has greeted us with hospitality and selflessness. We can’t thank you enough.”
Here’s to getting hitched!