05/20/2013 06:55 pm ET Updated May 20, 2013

Swedish Family Of 7 Rescued After Being Stranded In Southern California (PHOTOS)

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

Several acts of kindness saved one Swedish family's tumultuous California trip.

On Friday morning, the Trandafilovics, a family of seven, found themselves without any money, food, or shelter on a street in Torrance, Calif.

The family had been visiting the United States for a graduation, KABC reported, but an emergency back in Sweden forced them to cut their trip short and re-book flights.

The cost of re-scheduling drained the funds they had for the trip.

Luckily, when deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Forces Bureau noticed the parents and their five daughters, ages 2-17, walking around at 4:30 a.m., they that realized something was wrong.

According to, authorities were able to talk to the family despite the language barrier. Once the family was taken to the station, a sergeant who speaks Swedish learned their situation.

That's when generosity struck.

Deputies began a small fundraiser via email, to provide the Trandafilovics with a hotel, food, and transportation to the airport on Sunday, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The family was dropped off that morning for a midday flight to Sweden.

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