It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. When heroism abounds, sometimes there’s no need to say anything besides “thank you.”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Brock Long has called Harvey "probably the worst disaster the state's [Texas] seen."
While Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage portions of the Gulf Coast, events like these give Americans the chance to show what we do in this country when others are in peril. Like many people who've lived through catastrophic events before this one, Hurricane Harvey hasn't been without its share of heroes.
Here are just some examples of the best of humanity.
1. Just an ordinary man heading out to "save some lives."
The man didn't specify what type of lives he was trying to save -- he simply said "lives," since all life is precious.
2. This teen, working to help his neighbors.
Even children know better than some adults who only use tragedy for personal ideological gain. There's no room for ideology in situations like this.
3. The weatherman who saved Old Glory.
While Weather Channel meteorologist Paul Goodloe didn't save any lives with this action, he helped ramp up the American "can do" spirit with his preservation of the American flag.
Cattle is part of Texas' rich history of ranching, and this effort no doubt helped save a family their livelihood.
5. This man carrying a boy and his dog to safety.
No explanation needed. Thank you, sir!
These are just some of the many scenes we've seen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's touchdown in Texas. It reminds us that despite our differences, we're all human beings, and we're all Americans. Be kind to one another. Help others in need when it is within your power to do so. Look out for your fellow man, because you never know when you might need a hero.
To these heroes and many others that will receive no recognition, we say thank you for showing us the true heart of our nation.