Over the weekend, Houston and parts of Texas faced unimaginable destruction and record-breaking flooding. There were hundreds of horrific images of an entire city underwater, but amid the damage came hope, in the form of ordinary people stepping up to save lives and help out their communities.
Here's a few highlights:
Our officers conducting rescue operations in our city around the clock. Please STAY OFF the roadways and help us by helping your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/xRTYiNvaRe— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 28, 2017
Put your sound on for this one:
Dear God some people give me such hope:— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) August 27, 2017
REPORTER: What are you going to do?
HERO: I'm gonna save some lives.pic.twitter.com/Qj2nmvCD97
Houston Texans player JJ Watt raised over $500,000 in under a day:
Hit $500k within 24 hours.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 28, 2017
I've raised the goal to $1 million.
Incredible to witness people coming together for the greater good of humanity pic.twitter.com/ZGllA96pwD
Many people took out their private boats to help rescue people:
...including the "Cajun Navy" from Lousiana.
The damage done to the city will take years to recover from. But if this past weekend was any sort of sign, Houston is full of wonderful people who truly care for each other.