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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The water from Thursday's flash flooding may be gone now, but it left behind a big mess and some are left without homes.
In Madison, the water came up so fast, one couple had to climb through a window to escape, but a stranger who knows the personal anguish a flood can cause reached out with a random act of kindness that is inspiring the community.
For Samantha Atchley and Jeramy Nolan, their dinner Thursday was filled with more than just chips and dip.
It's full of kindness from a man they'd never met.
Rakesh Berry owns Gauc Mexican grill in Donelson. As he followed reports of flood damage across the city, he saw Atchley's Facebook post looking for help.
Several feet of water had rushed into their home, and the couple had to flee out of a window.
"He had to hold the cats as hard as he could as I climbed out the window," Atchley said.
They finally made it to higher ground, but the water destroyed nearly everything inside their home.
It's a pain Berry knows all too well.
"I not only know it, I can feel it. They will realize it maybe more tomorrow," Berry said.
Berry lost his business during the historic May 2010 flood when Opry Mills Mall filled with water.
Atchley, who happened to work near his business at the time, lost her job to that same flood.
But the two had never met before Atchley's Facebook post Thursday.
"The first couple posts, I ignored it, because I was like, 'There's no way,'" Atchley said.
Berry said the memories of his experience in the 2010 flood drove him to reach out and help, deciding he will provide Atchley and Nolan with food and money for their rent so they can get their life back together.
"He was like, 'Whenever you guys are on your feet, and you are doing well, and something like this happens to someone else, you need to pay it forward.' And that's true," Atchley said.
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