The Heroes of Hurricane Harvey, So Far

"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

By Katharine Shilcutt August 27, 2017

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The team at 8th Wonder Brewery pulls double duty on the weekends as a flood rescue task force.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world."

In the midst of the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, we could all stand to remember the advice of Mr. Fred Rogers. To wit, some of the most heroic acts we've witnessed across Houston today:

This Harris County Sheriff's Deputy catching a break after a long day spent rescuing Houstonians

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These teenagers rescuing Meyerland residents by boat: 

These grown-ups from 8th Wonder Brewery rescuing Meyerland residents in their giant truck:

KHOU 11 reporter Brandi Smith and photographer Mario Sandoval helping to rescue a truck driver trapped in floodwaters, all while singlehandedly keeping up the broadcast by themselves while the KHOU staff evacuated their flooding station on Allen Parkway:

Deputies Fernandez, Patel and Tran rescuing this woman in a wheelchair:

The good folks who rescued these residents from La Vita Bella, an assisted living community in Dickinson:

This raccoon mom helping her kits get to higher ground:

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This man keeping his son safe while keeping his faith:

This gentleman carrying a young boy and his puppy:

This woman rescuing bats from beneath the Waugh Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou:

This cab driver who rescued and rehomed Harvey the Hurricane Hawk:

This convoy of H-E-B trucks ready to restock Houston stores and deliver supplies:

The Cajun Navy convoy heading to Houston to conduct water rescues:

This very good boy stocking up on his own hurricane supplies:

This guy being all of us last night:

This Weather Channel reporter retrieving and properly folding a fallen American flag:

This lovely human totally getting what makes Houston great:


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