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8 Powerful Moments From The ‘Hand In Hand’ Hurricane Relief Telethon

Selena Gomez teared up while sharing a powerful story of survival.

In a pre-taped message, Gomez told the story of the Salvidars, a Houston family who was trapped in a van by rising floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Only Sammy Salvidar survived, and Gomez tearfully recounted how Sammy’s brother Ricardo said he knows the rest of his family “went to heaven holding hands.” Gomez said, “If we are going to get through all the storms that confront us, that’s how we are going to do it — together, hand in hand.”

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