Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, and first responders move into place to greet Vice President Mike Pence as he arrives to visit areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas
He reached out to victims, people in the crowd who had shown up to greet him as he touched down in Texas.
He joined with volunteers as he saw the devastation caused by the hurricane-turned-tropical depression that set a rainfall record and severely flooded the Houston area.
The Vice President got hands on and carried broken branches to a pile of debris in Rockport, Texas.
Pence (front) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (center in wheel chair) help move debris in the devastated area.
Pence offered reassurances and prayers and repeatedly referenced Trump, who visited Texas on Tuesday but took flack for failing to meet with those whose lives were upended by the massive storm.
Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, talk as they prepare to visit areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas