When Hurricane Harvey came ashore Friday, it was the most powerful hurricane to make Texas in 50 times — and it’s not over yet .
Over the weekend, everyone from members of the National Guard to strong-willed mommies on boats came together to rescue people trapped in their homes and cars. Most of this kind of labor won’t be captured on camera — catastrophic flooding isn’t exactly the best environ for selfies — but fortunately some photos of their gallantry were taken and shared.
Here are just a few of the everyday folks who’ve been busy helping carry the nation’s grandparents, sweet kids, and otherwise vulnerable people to safety.
I have an idea for supplanting one of those statues … pic.twitter.com/ v3zZzb1yFe
— FishingForTruth (@ FishBlanc) August 27, 2017
Y’all, my mama is only boating around Houston picking people up like it ain’t no thang. This female right here is my hero. pic.twitter.com/ FDUqUj8c 5a
— Abby Fogarty (@ Rock_Hard_Abbbs) August 27, 2017
— Joshua Chavers (@ JoshuaChavers) August 27, 2017
— ABC News (@ ABC) August 27, 2017
— ABC1 3 Houston (@ abc1 3houston) August 28, 2017
— Barky Cat Bros (@ BarkyCatBros) August 27, 2017
There are, of course, hundreds of other heroes out there just like these people who won’t be photographed, but deserve all the credit and more.