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Kentucky man hailed as a hero in Houston flood relief

John McGinnis of Grayson County felt a calling to hitch his bass boat to the back of his truck and drive 18 hours down to Houston to help out with the flood relief.

Now he’s being called a hero.

McGinnis drew attention after ABC 13 in Houston tracked him down for an interview on live television as he motored through the flood looking for anyone in need.

“There’s a lot of good people down here,” McGinnis told ABC 13. “I’ve never seen so much love in a place in my life.”

The video has been viewed over one million times on Facebook.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 responses to “Kentucky man hailed as a hero in Houston flood relief”

  1. Shagaris Sock Puppet

    You cant beat the good nature and generosity of a good ole Kentucky boy, thats a great man and what hes doing is something to proud of!

  2. Gus Chiggins

    Grayson/Edmonson are good people. Love my man rocking the brown/blue eye combo.

  3. DT in DC

    A local Owensboro radio station identified him as an Ohio County native. Regardless, made me cry tears of pride for being a Kentuckian, American, and Christian (not in that order). This is my America.

  4. Bluegrass79

    aint the first time a Kentuckian has helped texas! Sam Bowie for the win!

    1. Bluegrass79

      aint the first time a Kentuckian has helped texas! Jim Bowie for the win!

    2. Bluegrass79

      sorry meant to type Jim

    3. Sentient Third Eye

      I believe Kentuckians were the fourth-largest group at the Alamo, in fact.

  5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Awesome! I got a little misty eyed when he got choked up. God bless you guys!


    “We gone from a world of Loving People and Using Things to a world of Using People and Loving Things” paraphrased…nice quote…

    1. CPACAT

      *we’ve gone