When Hurricane Harvey came ashore Friday, it was the most powerful storm to hit Texas in 50 years — and it’s not over yet.
Over the weekend, everyone from members of the National Guard to strong-willed moms 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 environment for selfies — but luckily some photos of their bravery 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 replacing one of those statues… pic.twitter.com/v3zZzb1yFe
— FishingForTruth (@FishBlanc) August 27, 2017
Y’all, my mom is just boating around Houston picking people up like it ain’t no thang. This woman right here is my hero. pic.twitter.com/FDUqUj8c5a
— Abby Fogarty (@Rock_Hard_Abbbs) August 27, 2017
— Joshua Chavers (@JoshuaChavers) August 27, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) August 27, 2017
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) 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.