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Photos of these Houston heroes will temporarily restore your faith in humanity

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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.

An HPD officer helps carry 74-year-old Frank Andrews to safety.

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Shardea Harrison looks at her 3-week-old baby held by Dean Mize and Jason Legnon, who used their airboat to rescue them from their home.

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A family uses an inflatable boat to escape from their flooded home in Houston on Friday.

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A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her home.

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People rescued from a flooded apartment complex are directed to a dump truck, which will take them to an evacuation center.

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Officers from Houston’s neighborhood security patrols are busy rescuing both owners and their dogs.

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Volunteers and members of the River Oaks Neighborhood Security Patrol carry people on boats to safety.

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Rescue crews search for people in distress on Sunday.

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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.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/28/houston-heroes-photos/

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