Woman reunites with her rescuerCNN’s Rosa Flores caught up with a woman who was reunited with her rescuer in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. http://cnn.it/2wwLl6R
Posted by CNN on Monday, September 4, 2017
After being affected by Hurricane Harvey, this woman who survived was reunited with her rescuer.
CNN recently published a video featuring reporter Rosa Flores speaking with Evelyn Hawkins, a Hurricane Harvey victim who was rescued by her neighbor, Javier Rivera, who she had never met before. Even though Rivera was already struggling to take his pregnant wife and three children to safety, as Flores notes, he still made the extra effort to help his neighbor. Hawkins emotionally expressed her gratitude for Rivera’s selflessness. “Those are the people who came to get me out of the water. My son couldn’t come get me. And they don’t even know how to speak English. But they came and got me,” said Hawkins to Flores. As Hawkins was reunited with her hero, she said to him, “I appreciate you so much, ’cause you didn’t have to do it, but you did. And I appreciate you so much.”
When reporter Flores spoke to Rivera about his heroic act, he paused, appearing to get emotional, and then replied: “No importa el tipo de raza. Todos somos familia.”