Hurricane Florence hammered the Carolinas, leaving a deadly path of floods and destruction. But in times of crisis, we hear about heroes who put their own lives at risk to save others.
Sometimes, the ones who need to be rescued have four legs.
Volunteers braving the floodwaters of Leland, North Carolina heard several terrified dogs who were abandoned by their owners inside a large locked cage.
With water quickly rising, the desperate dogs was clinging to a fence and standing on the hind legs to keep their heads above water.
Luckily, Ryan Nichols and other volunteers were able to wade through the water to unlock the cage. The dogs immediately swam toward the rescuers and then to higher ground.
With floodwater quickly rising, the rescuers reached the dogs just in time and are all safe.
As everyone feared, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas with a vengeance over the weekend, disrupting the lives of everyone in the area.
One couple from Concord, North Carolina -- who wish to remain anonymous -- smartly decided to reschedule their wedding. They scrambled to cancel orders and notify their guests.
But, they chose not to cancel their order for flowers -- but instead donate the arrangements to local cancer patients.
It was a nice surprise for patients who showed up for their chemotherapy or infusion treatments, and were given their pick of the arrangements before heading home.
The patients were thrilled when they saw all the beautiful flowers. And, the couple was happy to know that the flowers were putting smiles on the faces of strangers, who had no idea such a gift was coming their way.