Talk about delivering inspiration in a time of need. George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Southern Methodist University football practice to deliver a message about Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Per Independent Journal Review:

“I know there’s some people from Houston here, and the Houston area, and I know you’re going through a really tough time,” Bush said. “Just know that there’ll be a lot of people that are going to help the people down there — a lot.”

The former commander in chief continued:

“Right now they’re recovering. So the key thing on the recovery is to keep people safe, and then it’s going to be rebuilding. And if you’re from that area, you’ll be amazed at the people who come down there to help. All kinds of people. And so the days are dark now, but they’re going to get better.”

The message of hope was delivered right on the field in front of the players.

Watch the video.

George W. Bush at SMU football practice

So far 16 people have reportedly died in causes related to the storm including a police officer. The Houston area is facing flooding like they have never seen before.

It was a very strong moment when George W. Bush said, "Texas can handle anything," while holding up a Texas flag.

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