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Hurricane Harvey has been devastating southern Texas since Friday and just made landfall in Louisiana. It has displaced an estimated 30,000 people and the death toll has just reached 20. In times like these, when nature seems to be against us, it’s amazing to see the ways people band together. For as many tragic stories that are coming out of Texas, there are just as many stories of hope, love and heroism.

If you’re feeling like the state of the world is a little bleak right now, here are some of the amazing feats of human compassion we’re seeing in Texas.

Officer Steve Perez

Unfortunately, Officer Perez with the Houston Police Department is one of the 20 casualties of Harvey, but he certainly died a hero. Despite the heavy rain, flooding, obvious danger and pleading from his wife not to, the 60-year-old left for work early Sunday morning. It is currently too dangerous for the police department to stage a recovery mission where they believe he was overcome with the flood waters in his car and the loss has hit the department hard. Perez had served for 34 years on the force and he will be remembered for his bravery and the fact that he prioritized saving others over himself.

CNN news crew by day…

CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera and his crew went from reporters to heroes on live TV when they heard an elderly couple and their daughter calling out from a home they were passing in a rescue boat. The crew was reporting on Texan Austin Seth who had been covering flooded areas, saving anyone trapped in their homes. The rescued trio was then reunited with the rest of their family once they were brought to safety.

Texas City hero

This nameless hero has been making the rounds on Twitter since CNN first interviewed him on Monday. The man came from Texas City to use his boat to help with the rescue efforts. The Houston Police put out a call Sunday for anyone with a boat and a will to help to contact them. This man had received eight calls from people in need and was going to rescue them and anyone else he could.

Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale

It’s one thing to rescue people, but where do you put them once they’re out of danger? There aren’t a lot of places equipped to house thousands of displaced people, but Jim McIngvale knew that his furniture stores would work perfectly. His inventory may be unusable after this, but he’s been able to offer food, shelter and even comfortable places to sleep to hundreds of people across his two locations. Side note: he also does pretty much the best commercials ever.

Celebs doing what they do best

Fortunately, celebrities are using their greatest resources–fame and money–to help out as much as they can. Sandra Bullock, Kevin Hart and The Kardashians are leading the charge with videos of support and millions in donations.

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌⠀ ⠀ Sandra Bullock donated $1 million dollars to #HurricaneHarvey relief.

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Pet heroes and hero pets

Not only are humans saving their furry friends, they’re saving any animals out there and helping them find their owners. There are also some hero pets out there too, adorably rescuing food. What? A dog’s gotta eat.

Kiwi warned us.🚣🌀 #hurricaneharvey2017. #tornado #lilboatningun. @priscilla_nambo

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Human chains

The human chain seems like a simple rescue technique but the display of teamwork, love and literal connection is too much not to mention. Look at all these people rescuing each other together.

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