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Speaking of people who put themselves in harm’s way, members of the media – no matter what you think of the various news outlets – run TOWARDS the danger in times of disaster. Think about that.

In this case, the CNN team in Houston, including reporter Drew Griffen, saw a man drive his truck into a flowing river when he mistook it for a street. The reporter and a crew member rescued the man from his truck, then compassionately told him to go take care of himself rather than interview him. It was the man himself who came back to talk on camera. He wanted to thank the CNN crew for saving his life.

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This is 15-year-old Rowdy Ward. He and his father, Chance Ward, were out rescuing people and livestock when they found this horse in his stall with the gate chained up. Rescuing livestock can be very dangerous as the animals are scared and unpredictable. Thank goodness Texas is full of cowboys who know just what to do! Watch the whole video at the link.

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Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Johnson helping two kids evacuate their flooded house. Deputy Johnson returned for the kids’ mother, then their father, then their family dog. “Just doing my job, helping out,” he said when interviewed later. Indeed.

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