Oklahoma tornado survivor finds her lost dog during TV interview

Heartbreaking news has been overwhelming since tornadoes left a massive path of destruction in Oklahoma Monday, but this is a ray of hope.

 

Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Published May 21, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 3:25 pm CDT

Heartbreaking news has been overwhelming since tornadoes left a massive path of destruction in Oklahoma Monday. This video is a ray of hope amid all the devastating news.

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During an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner, an elderly woman explains how she was sitting on a stool with her dog in the bathroom when the tornado hit. When it passed she was lying in the rubble.

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“I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, didn’t come, so I know he’s in here somewhere,” the woman told Werner.

Werner goes on to talk to the woman about what the tornado was like when all of a sudden someone spots a dog in the rubble. The reaction of the woman is emotional as they free the dog and its a heartwarming sight seeing the pair reunited. Watch the reunion in the video below and get your tissues ready:

The video has caused an emotional response online, as people cling to some hope among all the bad news from Oklahoma. YouTube commenters called the video “Fantastic,” “Amazing,” and a “Miracle!”

Twitter also filled with reactions to the touching video:

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This brought me to tears of sadness and joy.Woman finds her dog in rubble via @cbsnews cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i… #oklahoma

— Mara Davis (@MaraDavis) May 21, 2013

Incredible video from @cbsnews Woman finds her dog alive in rubble. Get tissues!cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i…

— Karen A. Brown (@StardustBluCEO) May 21, 2013

When that old woman was reunited with her dog from the rubble on CBS news <333

— Amy Miller HB (@XxAmyMillerxX) May 21, 2013

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tears. all of the tears as this little old lady’s dog is saved from the tornado rubble: rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/21/… via @rawstory, @cbsnews

— delia paunescu (@delia_p) May 21, 2013

Reaction on Facebook was just as strong. Jenny Huff, news director at Fox affiliate WFXL, posted “The video of the woman who finds her missing dog LIVE—is so sad. I’m bawling over here!” All Pets Veterinary Clinic shared the story with their followers, writing “In all of the awful devastation in Oklahoma right now, here’s a segment to find a little hope and joy to hold on to.”

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The video has received over 100,000 Facebook recommendations and been tweeted over 8,000 times from the CBS website alone.

H/T HyperVocal | Screenshot via YouTube

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*First Published: May 21, 2013, 11:37 am CDT