HOUSTON (CBS) — A Houston father whose family lost everything in Harvey’s destruction got a surprise that broke him down to tears.

Max Gonzales told his story to CBS-affiliate KHOU and hours later, a viewer offered Gonzales, his pregnant wife and two young children a place to stay.

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“Want to thank everybody,” he said, fighting back tears.

For now, Gonzales and his family are staying at a shelter in Houston’s Convention Center.

He said the viewer promised to pick them up first thing Friday morning.