“I’m going to try to save some lives,” said the man from Texas City. He didn’t say black lives, or white lives, young lives, or old lives, rich lives, or poor lives – He just said lives. In times of tragedy, differences in worldview, political affiliation, and skin color never seem to matter. Those things disappear in the face of our shared sense of sympathy for one another’s adversity. It seems people somehow always rediscover their humanity in the midst of disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. Amidst the violent turmoil of the storm, people made peace with one another.