The stories coming out of Oklahoma this week have been absolutely devastating. Experts have confirmed that the tornado that hit on Monday was one of the strongest of its kind in history, with winds up to 200 mpg.
Barbara Garcia is one of the lucky survivors of that storm. And in an interview with CBS yesterday, she realized she was lucky in more ways than one.
Standing on a pile of rubble that had once been her home, Garcia gives a reporter the details of her survival, explaining how her tornado plan had always been to hide in the bathroom with her little dog.
“I was sitting on the stool holding my dog,” she says. ”This was the game plan all through the years, to go in that little bathroom.”
Garcia then describes how she was literally blown off of her stool when the storm hit and not being able to find her dog.
“I never lost consciousness and I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come, so I know he’s in here somewhere,” she says, pointing to the debris that remains of her home.
And that's when the story gets awesome.
As she’s telling her story, an off-camera member of the film crew shouts, “Dog, dog!”
Garcia instantly realizes it is her lost pup and with the help of the crew she helps him out of the rubble in which he was trapped.
You can watch it all - and the tear-filled reunion of owner and pet in the video below: