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Tim Tebow surveys Hurricane Irma damage in Keys with Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 22, 2017

A senator and Heisman Trophy winner handed out ice to hurricane victims Thursday in the Keys.

Senator Marco Rubio was joined by Tim Tebow on Big Pine Key to meet with local officials and volunteers and later distribute food to residents in the hurricane-battered area. 

Big Pine Key, located about 30 miles away from Key West, was one of the areas hardest hit by category 4 Hurricane Irma.

"We can't repair everything in a day. We probably can't do it for a little while. But you can let people know that they are cared for, that they are prayed for and they are not in this journey alone and that's special," Tebow told NBC 6.

He said he is praying for the Keys.

"So many people are so tough and what they've gone through and you know what's even special? You see so many people that aren't sure what's going on for their houses but they are still volunteering for other people that need help. And they are going above and beyond. And there are a lot of heroes in the state right now. It's pretty cool," Tebow said.

Tebow also signed autographs, posed for photos and met with first responders.