Incredible acts of kindness in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

Incredible acts of kindness in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

Incredible acts of kindness in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

While the tragic effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to be revealed, so too are amazing acts of kindness from people who reached out to help their fellow man.

Nick Sheridan drove nearly 200 miles with his big rig to help rescue those stranded in the floodwaters. With the help of two other truck drivers, the three of them rescued more than 1,000 people.

Sheridan told Good Morning America he was inspired to take action because he’s previously served in the military.

“My whole life I’ve kind of been in that civil service role, but being on my own gave me the ability to go where they needed me rather than be stationed to go direct traffic on a street corner or something like that,” he said. “I was really able to put my equipment to use here being a freelance rescuer.”

Realtor Stephanie Fry offered up her own apartment to families who have needed a place to stay. “People walking down the streets with backpacks, trash bags of clothes and babies on their backs. It’s really hard for everybody right now,” Fry told ABC News while fighting back tears.

Team Rubicon, a nonprofit composed of a group of military veterans, is helping people get to safety.

ABC News’ cameras were there when the group came across a family of seven and brought them one by one to dry land in a boat.

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, has opened several locations across Houston to help shelter the displaced.

His daughter wrote on Facebook that she’s not surprised by her father’s act, complete with a picture of people snoozing in the furniture on his showroom floor, “but it still amazes me how selfless you are,” Laura Ingvale Brown wrote.

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