Bunkie natives build friendship after Harvey rescue

HOUSTON, Tx. (KALB) - As Hurricane Harvey has come and gone for parts of Texas and Louisiana, many residents are dealing with the aftermath of flooded homes.

If you remember two weeks ago, we brought to you the story of a Bunkie native who ended up saving another Bunkie native in Houston. But the story doesn't end there, we went to Houston on Sunday as they're now working hand in hand rebuilding a home, and even building a friendship.

Eddie Scott is one of thousands in Houston picking up the pieces after Harvey. More than two feet of water was in his home. Scott has been living in Houston for nearly 25 years, but first called Bunkie home.

"I was able to save my high school scrap book,” said Scott. “I have the schedule here, Bunkie Marksville, it's the little things I cherish that means a lot to me."

But after the storm, there's more from back home he can appreciate now.

Joshua Bott is helping Scott clean out his home, he too also lives in Houston, but calls Bunkie home. And even though they're both from Bunkie. They met for the first time just weeks ago. When he rescued Scott he notice he was wearing a Bunkie High School shirt.

"It shocked me when I looked down at his shirt, I said come on man you've got to be kidding me. Where'd you get that shirt from."

In a city with over 2 million people, it just so happens Bott ended up rescuing Scott, both from the same town of 4,000.

"I said what you got a Bunkie shirt on for he said that's where I went to high school at and he said me too."

So ever since then Bott's been bringing donations and getting to work.

"Goes to show that we can all stick together and do things and help each other, everybody's not bad," said Scott.

Helping to rebuild a home, and building a friendship that lasts a lifetime.

"You know God put us in that boat together that day so it's too many things like that to happen to say it was just a coincidence,” said Bott.



 
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