The images of Hurricane Harvey have gone around the world, and it’s absolutely devastating.
It’ll be a natural thing for the news cycle to move off to the next big thing. TV stations run news based on ratings, and hurricane fatigue
But as coverage turns to the next round of storms, and the next crazy thing that President Trump did or said, there will still be regular people in Houston surviving, recovering and fighting to put the pieces of their lives back together.
Nameless heroes just like this guy who was doing what he could to help. There are countless thousands of rescuers who are giving up their time with their families and jobs to go make sure other people can continue living.
An ABC reporter caught up with a man in the process of putting his boat in the water…
“You guys just jumping in to help out?”
“What are you about to do.”
“Going to try and save some lives.”
He says it so nonchalantly, like he’s almost annoyed that the reporter is making a big deal out of him. This is Texas, and this is what Texans do.
Texans do the right thing.
Texans help their neighbors.
The Golden Rule can be applied to the max here. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
It’s easy for people to say they’re helping, or to post about wishing to help. But then there’s those who actually go and do. They’re not looking for “Likes” or “Shares”
They help because it’s the right thing. They don’t need a thank you, or a tv interview to validate the action. They help, because they know that if they had lost everything then they would be eternally thankful that someone left the comfort of their own situation to come help rescue them.
And that’s what it’s all about. This is Texas.