All Clichés Are Bigger in Texas Award Nominee: Monster Truck Edition

They got us this time.



Occasionally, in our ongoing resistance against the burden of type-casting that comes with living in the Lone Star State, we must raise our hands in surrender and admit “Yeah, OK, guilty as charged.” Via Uproxx, with an unwitting assist from WFAA:

Because everything is bigger in Texas, a good samaritan in Parker County drove around in his monster truck on Monday to rescue his stranded neighbors after the Brazos River flooded the town of Millsap.

According to local broadcast station WFAA News 8, their crew came across kindhearted monster truck driver Cole Geeo, driving around in his 8-foot high vehicle, and finding people to rescue. One person he rescued was Deborah Wright, who got trapped on her second floor balcony. When News 8 interviewed her by phone, as she waited for her knight in shining monster truck, she said of the flooding, “This is not my first rodeo with this.”

Her friend said of the rescue, “That’s a redneck rescue, I do believe.” Aw. You can see Wright climb a ladder onto the truck, and then land safely on dry landin the News 8 package.

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