Jennifer Garner shares emotional post after meeting with Hurricane Harvey victims: 'Today I was inspired'

Jennifer Garner was "inspired" by her visit to victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

The 45-year-old actress traveled to Houston, Texas, on Friday to help families affected by the disaster, and took to Instagram on Saturday to share an emotional message about her visit. 

"Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas," Garner, who is on Save the Children's Board of Trustees, began her post. "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. Terrifying things have happened to these kids in the past couple of weeks, but they don’t want to dwell on those stories," she continued. "They want to tell you that their neighbor’s puppy was found. That they saved their mother’s life by throwing her a rope when the flood water overcame her and now she’s OK. That they all celebrated when power came back on. We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them."

Beyonce and Janet Jackson were also among the stars lending their support to the city of Houston on Friday. 

See how much some celebrities donated to Hurricane Harvey:

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Celebrities' big donations to Hurricane Harvey relief
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Celebrities' big donations to Hurricane Harvey relief
Sandra Bullock made a $1 million personal donation to the Red Cross: “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” she said. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
Drake gave $200,000 in response to Kevin Hart's public call for celebrity donations.
Of his $1 million donation, Tyler Perry delegated $250,000 to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.
Leonardo DiCaprio donated $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. In the past, he has made hefty donations to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres teamed up with Walmart to announce a $1 million contribution to a relief fund established by JJ Watt, boosting him closer to his goal of $10 million in donations.
Miley Cyrus began crying on "The Ellen Show" after Ellen DeGeneres announced Miley would donate $500,000: "My grandma's sitting here, and my mom's sitting here, and I go home to my seven dogs, and if I didn't have that anymore, it'd just be really hard," she said through tears.
The Kardashian/Jenner women -- Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Kylie and Kendall -- announced a joint $500,000 personal donation to hurricane victims.
The first major celebrity to make a public donation, Kevin Hart successfully rallied other celebrities to join his fundraising efforts. He pledged $50,000.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was one of the first celebrities to donate to relief causes, offering up $50,000 in response to Kevin Hart's campaign.
DJ Khaled dropped $25,000 and offered his prayers to the people of Houston.
Nicki Minaj re-posted Kevin Hart's public video plea on Instagram and announced she'd donate $25,000 to the cause. 
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez each donated $25,000 and urged their followers to consider contributing to the Red Cross as well.
Green Day gifted a $100,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief.
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