'Return to normalcy:' Texans fans look forward to football after Harvey

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A sense of normalcy for Houston Texans fans is a welcomed feeling after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

It's an amazing feeling how sports can bring strangers together with one common goal of rooting for your favorite team. That feeling is reminiscent to the countless images, videos and stories we've seen across the area of Houstonians coming to the assistance of so many people in need.

"We lost everything in our household and everything that we've gone through, it's been hard," Amy Pina said. "Being surrounded by all the Texans fans, everybody out here in Houston supporting each other, being there for each other, I've been able to overcome everything."

Pina's testimony is an unfortunate story that many experienced across the area, but being at NRG Stadium has allowed them to escape that reality, even if it's only for three hours.

Tim Hunt, a resident of Kingwood, lost all three cars during the flood.

"We had about 4 1/2 feet of water in our home," Hunt said.

Others were appreciative of the efforts to help those in need.

"What J.J. Watt has done, already over $30 million in donations," David Bravo said. "It is Houston Strong, we're coming back strong."

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After a major donation from Texas grocery chain H-E-B, contributions to JJ Watt's Harvey fund is nearly $30 million.

Football, for many, is a reminder that when we come together as one, anything is possible.

"No matter what happens in life, we all got to stick together and be as a team," Steven Torres added.

Thankfully, football and the Houston Texans are back.

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