Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner visited Houston to meet the children who survived Hurricane Harvey. Pictured: Garner attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images/Jason Merritt

Jennifer Garner has flown to Texas to meet and help the kids who survived Hurricane Harvey.

On Friday, Garner paid a visit to Hilliard Elementary in Houston and joined the Save the Children organization in distributing donations to families with young children, Today reported. The "Alias" star shared her experience meeting the kids affected by the hurricane on social media, revealing that she was amazed at the resilience of the children.

"Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas," Garner wrote on Instagram. "There is a generosity of spirit that gets lost in political rhetoric, but-- people come together in a time of crisis. You know what's beautiful? Children look for light."

The "Miracles from Heaven" star also shared the stories she heard from the children. According to Garner, one of them happily talked about their neighbor's dog that was found and saved during the storm, while others shared how they saved their mom from getting swept by the flood by throwing a rope to her. The kids also rejoiced when the power came back. "We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them," the mom-of-three wrote.

Meanwhile, Garner only joined Instagram earlier this month. In her first post, Ben Affleck's ex urged her fans to follow her with a video. "I am officially on Instagram! So, please follow me because isn't that how this works...?" she wrote.

In her bio, she included a link to Save the Children's page for Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund. In another post, Garner encouraged everyone to text "HURRICANE" to 2022 to donate $25 to aid the victims of the tropical storm.

Garner has been an advocate for Save the Children for years. Back in March, she testified in Washington about child poverty and the importance of early childhood education programs. She also shared an anecdote about the damaging effects of child neglect.

"Parents who were left on the floor when they were children, ignored by their parents, who had to choose, as one out of three mothers in this country do, between providing food or a clean diaper for their children. Poverty dulls the senses, it saps hope, it destroys the will," Garner said (via Us Weekly).

Her estranged husband is also active in charity work. In fact, the "Justice League" actor received a humanitarian award at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala in St. Paul, Minnesota in July. In his acceptance speech, he joked that his achievement did not impress their eldest daughter, Violet, that much when he told her about it because Garner has already received this particular recognition.

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