It’s is hardly a secret for anyone who resides within Texas’ borders: Whataburger is law.

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But for Lt. Thomas Carrera, a New York City firefighter who was among 50 dispatched to aid in Hurricane Harvey, the burger was an unknown delicacy.

The Texas-based chain released this video of the first-responder chowing down on his first Whataburger.

As Carrera speaks to someone off-camera, he expresses surprise at the two patties and the tangy, delicious mustard surprise.

But then, the verdict:

“Unbelievable!” he exclaimed.

By midday Monday, some 27,000 people liked the video on Twitter, and more than 12,000 retweeted.

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This is one hero who saved the day — at least as far as the fast-food restaurant is concerned.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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