(UPDATED) Go Team!

Every time I feel that our world is cold and that humanity sucks, and that things cannot get much worse than having a mango-hued shitgibbon with his tiny, orange fingers on the button,  bleating and tweeting his own praise while our fellow citizens drown, I take Fred’s advice and I look for the helpers.

The Cajun Navy (what a great name!) will put a smile on your face as they have taken to the water in Texas and are rescuing people stranded by the high waters:

An informal network of good Samaritans with small watercraft is once again mobilizing — this time in the wake of unprecedented flooding in Houston.

Formed 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the so-called Cajun Navy, which has saved thousands of stranded people, by some estimates, is already helping rescue stranded Texans, one member said Sunday.

…A ragtag group from the beginning, the Cajun Navy has long been nothing if not unstandardized: Guys with hunting boats, shallow draft duck hunting boats with mud motors, airboats, pirogues, kayaks. “You name it,” said member Timmy Toups. “Everybody was wide open, going at it.”

So once again we see a uniquely American moment, that melting pot where grievances and institutional horrors like racism evaporate and we find Americans helping each other.

“I can’t look at somebody knowing that I have a perfect boat in my driveway to be doing this and to just sit at home,” Jordy Bloodsworth told The Advocate. “I have every resource within 100 feet of me to help.” He was headed to Texas overnight on Sunday.

Remembering the kindness that Houstonians showed to Louisianans fleeing Katrina, he said he and his fellow boaters want to repay the favor. “We’re just more than willing to go and help wherever we can.”

I thought you guys might want to know that at least for today, we’re all Texans (except for Trump, feck him), and more importantly we’re all Americans.

UPDATE 1: So much for my kumbaya moment:

People are the worst. I’m coming back as a dog.

UPDATE 2:

People are the absolute worst.

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3 Responses to (UPDATED) Go Team!

  1. moeman says:

    There’s some Canadian blood in those Cajuns. Be well Texans.

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  2. MDavis says:

    This media could not be played.

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