As floodwaters from tropical storm Beta stranded motorists and residents in Houston, Texas, recently, a mixture of first responders and good Samaritans were out rescuing all they could.
One family in particular has spoken out to offer thanks to the strangers who helped them out in their time of need.
Resident Helen Thompson said in an interview that she and Lonnie Thompson were returning from Lonnie's dialysis appointment when their vehicle became stuck in the torrential rains and high flooding. Despite being stranded across from a tow shop, there was no one left in the business to come help them.
Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña had taken to Twitter to warn residents that emergency personnel were overwhelmed at the time.
After being stuck for more than an hour, the Thompsons were met by a man named Tony Brown and his friend, who both stopped to help them. Using their own truck, the two managed to push the Thompson car out of the high waters.
Thompson's response was straightforward: "Thank God for our neighbors."