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"Harvey" has taken us all by surprise. This time last week, I told my friends that I expected Harvey to spin out into nothing and ruin the last weekend before classes start, nothing more. Now it has become one of the most devasting storms in U.S history.
In a matter of days, this storm has destroyed lives. My country has seen tragedy on top of tragedy this past year, and now more than ever it seems like people would be inclined to keep to themselves and take care of their own.
But not in Texas.
In the wreckage of Hurricane Harvey I have seen neighbors meeting neighbors for the first time. Strangers rescuing strangers from ruined homes. A massive supermarket chain come to the immediate aid of those who can't pay a cent in return, defying all stigmas of capitalism. I have seen an entire state, in an instant, unanimously come to the same conclusion; love one another.
Regardless of faith, regardless of ideology, regardless of political party, it seems that we all believe in the idea that we're on this Earth to love and serve each other. Somebody said "Charlottesville is not the United States, Texas is the United States." Our states official motto is simply "friendship," and it seems that the heart of our state is the same. I have never been more proud of my state for the way that they've responded to this crisis. I love you, Texas. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of rescue and recovery during this time of emergency.