Americans are tough and resilient.
The people launching boats from my front yard came from all over the country to search for and to rescue my stranded neighbors, friends, and even their pets from very dangerous flood waters. In many cases, the rescuers were not professionals but regular people, using their own watercraft, including kayaks and canoes to rescue people from second story windows and rooftops.
With our office building flooded, Veronica Ramirez, our CEO, generously paid her employees in the days following the flood, not to work from home, but to work on projects to help people in the massive cleanup effort that is ongoing.
I am incredibly proud of the people of Houston, my coworkers and the very brave people, who came to our rescue.
This is the America I know and love. This is America at its best!