There's no question that Hurricane Harvey was absolutely devastating, claiming more than 70 lives and costing an estimated $190 billion in damage. But out of the heartbreak and chaos have come stories that have restored our faith in humanity, like Southwest Airlines flying 64 pets to safety from the storm. And the latest story has a truly heartwarming twist.
The Chimeno family was one of so many Texas families threatened by Harvey's floodwaters. Desperate to escape, they boarded a rescue boat with their tiny newborn daughter Hope, who was only 10 days old. They all made it safely to Louisiana, all thanks to the help of Cris and Clint Sanford, who are both in the Cajun Navy.
Shortly thereafter, Cris's wife insisted that the family meet her photographer friend Noelle Mills. After all, the family still needed to take newborn photos of their little bundle of joy. So on Labor Day, the family did just that — on the very boat that saved Hope's life. And the snapshots are simply too precious for words.
With the Chimenos already back in Texas and their home fortunately spared from the storm, Mills is happy she took the time to provide her services to the family.
"It's a story of triumph," Mills said. "In a heavy time, she's a ray of sunshine."
Of course, it will take time for the country to heal from this awful storm — and the other storms on the horizon. But we can't think of a better way to start than with a little Hope.
h/t Country Living