Many stunning and horrific reports are coming out of Texas right now. Reports of bravery and tragedy abound as a historic rainfall drenches Southeast Texas and floods wreak deadly havoc on communities. Anyone who’s not part of a professional rescue crew has been asked to stay out of the flooding zone.

But this is Texas.

People don’t follow rules too well.

Here is footage of one man in Houston, who is clearly not a part of any rescue operation, simply helping a stranger who is trapped:

Incredible stories of bravery will emerge in the coming days, and we will keep you up to date at Independent Journal Review. However, nothing that we’ve seen so far captures the Texas spirit more than a man who was loading up a boat under a flooded freeway.

A local reporter asked the man where he was coming from and what he was about to do.


“You guys just jumping in to help out?” the reporter asks.

“Yessir,” said the man who says he’s from Texas City.

The reporter asks what the man is “about to do.”

His response: 

“I’m gonna try to save some lives.”

God bless Texas.

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