Jennifer Garner and her daughter were rescued after getting lost in kayak
Jennifer Garner is pretty much the most relatable celebrity mom. She sells Girl Scout cookies, she has a bottomless purse (and car) full of junk, and she honestly just gets it. Now, she’s sharing how she and her daughter managed to get lost kayaking in Sweden, eventually needing to be rescued. Which sounds exactly like something that could happen to any of us while trying to be The Cool Mom.
The actress was on vacation with her daughter in Stockholm when the hilarious incident occurred. Thankfully, she was kind enough to share the details. “On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes,” she wrote on Instagram to go with a stunning photo of the sun setting.
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On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. 😬 Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #thesunsetwasabigupside #shenevercomplained #thankyoumattias #welovedyousweden 🇸🇪 . . . 📸: Mattias from @langholmenkajak
“Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so. Did we have to be rescued? Yup.” Girl, same. Kayaking sounds super fun, but once you’re on the water, it’s easy to get distracted and turned around — especially when you’re not in familiar waters and instead on vacation like Garner was. But since the famous mom likes to keep her cool, she called in help.
A kind soul named Mattias from the Långholmen Kajak boat company jumped into action to help Garner and her daughter. The actress posted a selfie with him in her Instagram stories and wrote: “If you’ve seen my post today… This is Mattias! Our savior! Thank you, @bipsterpersson!” The kayak company also shared the story on its Instagram page saying, “Mattias, one of the champions of the Långholmen kayak team, got a call from Jennifer Garner one evening. She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them.” Luckily, Mattias found them, snapped the cute picture that shows Garner and her daughter paddling, and then guided everyone back to safety.
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Mattias, one of the champions of the Långholmen kajak team, got a call from Jennifer Garner one evening. She was lost on the waters of Stockholm with her daughter in one of our double kayaks. Mattias got into a kayak of his own and started searching for them. Fortunately he found them not too far away and was able to guide them back to our rental. Quite an adventure! 😃👏🏼 Thank you @jennifer.garner for your visit, we hope to see you soon again! ❤️
The best part of the story, though, is that somehow Garner was blessed with a miracle child who didn’t complain once during the whole ordeal.