Moving footage of Texas resident playing piano in his flooded home

Water was up near Aric Harding's knees as he played.

We're going to keep it short here and get out of the way, so you can simply take it in.

Houston area father and artist Aric Harding posted video to Instagram a couple days ago, in which he's playing piano in the family's flooded home.

Sit back, watch and listen.

The clip is nowbeingsharedinternationally.

Based on later Instagram posts, he and his family of nine (plus a dog) appear to be OK. 

Water began broaching their doors Sunday. Now, with the water receded, they're tearing out everything that needs to go.

At least 31 people have been killed, though the LA Times says that number will probably rise as responders begin block-by-block searches of the worst-hit areas in Houston.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, according to ABC News.

GoMN has some options for where you can donate here.

This story is part of our Best of the Web section – interesting stuff we find online and want to share with you.

Next Up

Miguel Sano

Twins blow lead, drop to numbing 0-7 in extra innings

Byron Buxton left the game in the ninth inning with an apparent injury.

Minnesota State Fair

There will be no state-ordered restrictions for the State Fair this year

Fair organizers could still implement their own COVID safety restrictions.

Walz-May 6 - address

Walz: Prepare for a summer 'where just the simple pleasures will be back again'

But the governor made clear vaccinations are key to getting there more quickly.

moderna vaccine covid

Drug trial shows Moderna vaccine is 96% effective in teens

The drugmaker still needs federal authorization following more studies.

raku sushi

St. Louis Park restaurant owners accused in 'sophisticated' tax fraud scheme

They're accused of underpaying sales taxes by nearly $240,000.

uss minneapolis bell

Minneapolis Parks to get historic bell, wheel back from Minnetonka HS

The bell and wheel were stolen years ago and were discovered last year at Minnetonka High School.

Kellen Mond

Coller: Draft solidifies that 2021 holds answers to Vikings' future at QB

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.


Great drone footage of a very full Minnesota River

Check out this footage from the Minnesota River in Carver.

Watch: Footage of Mary Tyler Moore filming in Minneapolis back in '73

A TV news crew followed The Mary Tyler Moore Show filming in Minneapolis in 1973.

96-year-old WWII vet gets to meet his favorite star: Taylor Swift

He even got out of his chair to dance when she sang "Shake it Off."

Check out this artist's fantasy-style map of Minnesota

From City of the People to The Lake with Crossing Waters – Minnesota reimagined as a fantasy map.

Check out this artist's fantasy-style map of Minnesota

From City of the People to The Lake with Crossing Waters – Minnesota reimagined as a fantasy map.


Flooding in St. Paul starts to subside

The Mississippi River crested Sunday, and is on its way down.