Distraught flood survivor who lost everything discovers his dad is still alive.

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Distraught flood survivor who lost everything discovers his dad is still alive.

When you’ve lost everything, it becomes clear what’s really important — our loved ones.

That’s something many viewers were reminded of as they watched a Texas man call his family live on a satellite phone during a CNN broadcast, hoping to reassure his parents that he was okay.

Aaron Mitchell of Aransas Pass, Texas had walked 12 miles at night to his dad’s house in Rockport after discovering he was flooded out of his trailer. He had only the clothes on his back — his last remaining possessions. But his dad wasn’t hoping, leaving Aaron distraught, especially since he had been days without any cell phone service.

“I lost everything,” Aaron told CNN reporters on the scene. “It wiped me out. This is my first hurricane, and I’m scared.”

Aaron is one of thousands directly affected by Harvey, which unleashed over 30 inches of rain and left over 300,000 people without power.

But the CNN reporters lent Aaron a hand in the form of a satellite phone, which he used to call his dad, telling him he loved him. He eventually got on a bus to Austin, where his dad was, and is reportedly safe.

See the emotional moment below, and remember what really counts in life after everything is nearly lost…






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