As each a hurricane and a tropical storm Harvey has induced devastation throughout Texas, however one battered Whataburger signal is inspiring some residents.
The picture, which has appeared throughout Fb, Reddit, Snapchat and different social networking websites, is captioned, “Gave proof by way of the night time that our flag was nonetheless there.”
And one posting from Brandon Artiga, a San Jacinto school scholar in Houston, has been shared greater than 35,000 occasions because it first went up.
Artiga and his prolonged household needed to evacuate their residence in East Houston on Saturday and have been initially taken to an elementary faculty, he advised Chron.com on Tuesday. When flooding threatened that constructing, they have been moved to the transit middle close to I-forty five and Beltway eight the place they have been picked up by relations.
On Sunday, Artiga posted the picture, which he initially noticed on Instagram.
“It simply sort of represents us in method,” Artiga stated. “It exhibits that on the finish of the day, after the rain, we will come again and nonetheless stand.
“It simply type of related with Houston, so I assumed I ought to share it with the world.”
He by no means anticipated the picture to go as viral because it did, however he thinks that others possible discovered it as humorous and inspirational as he did.
“It is simply been a tough time making an attempt to evacuate right here in Houston,” he stated. “I assume they only wanted one thing to cheer them up.”
Artiga does not know who initially posted the message, however based on the Austin American-Statesman, the signal seems to be from the Whataburger at 4545 Violet Street in Corpus Christi.
Whataburger introduced Sunday on the corporate’s official Twitter account that each one Houston-space places have been closed.
“We’ve acquired many questions on our shops. Your security is our precedence. For updates on closings and reopening’s.”