Selena Gomez teared up during the Hand in Hand Telethon  

Gomez couldn't hold back her emotions when she spoke about the Saldivar family, who lost 7 members during Hurricane Harvey. 

“August 27th, seven members of the Saldivar family try to escape the rising floodwaters. Their van is swept into the bayou. Only Sammy Saldivar manages to survive,” Selena said.

“I come from Grand Prairie, about 250 miles away from the Saldivar’s home. Their story affected all who heard it. And no matter who we are, the differences we have suddenly did not seem to matter. Since that day we have joined together, neighbor helping neighbor, without stopping to think about race, religion or anything else,” Selena added.

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