AAA Hudson Valley deserves a round of applause! One official from the region went above and beyond to help out an elderly New York man who was stuck in snowy Virginia.

James Murphy, 93, is a snowbird. He lives part of the year in the Albany area and the winter in Florida.

“We ran into a travel nightmare last week, that’s kinda the understatement of the year,” Murphy’s daughter Kathleen told News10 Albany.

James Murphy was traveling alone from Albany to Florida when snow bamboozled his drive.

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Murphy was traveling alone from Albany to Florida when the snow stopped his drive.

Murphy was one of the many drivers stranded on I-95 in Virginia last week during a massive snowstorm. His car did not move for about 17 hours!

"He was not moving, he did not move one inch for around 17 hours,” his daughter added.

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His car did not move for about 17 hours!

Murphy ended up having to sleep in his stranded car on I-95.

Trying to make sure her father would not have to spend another freezing night in his car, Kathleen called AAA Husdon Valley.

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Murphy ended up having to sleep in his stranded car on I-95.

Angela Stott of AAA Husdon Valley searched for a while trying to find a nearby hotel for Murphy. Many were booked, but eventually, she found one.

Stott then helped Murphy get to the hotel. She gave him the easiest directions possible, with the least amount of turns.

Murphy safely got to his hotel and headed to Florida the next morning with more help from Stott.

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Angela Stott of AAA Husdon Valley searched for a while trying to find a nearby hotel for Murphy. Many were booked, but eventually, she found one.

She gave the 93-year-old directions from the hotel to Florida that avoided parts of I-95 that were still dealing with weather-related delays.

Murphy is now enjoying his life in the Sunshine State. Scott hopes to meet him when he returns to New York.

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