A news crew set out to report on the aftermath of a deadly tornado, only to find themselves the heroes of an unexpected story.
An ABC News team headed down to the Texas town of Laguna Heights which had just been devastated by a tornado on Saturday, which killed one person and injured several others.
While surveying the tornado’s wreckage, the crew stumbled upon a trapped survivor. Two members of the security detail reportedly heard the cries of an animal coming from beneath a home.
They contacted animal control, but sound technician Jim Gower wasted no time by grabbing a shovel and digging out the pup. Soon, the scared little dog’s head appeared from the dirt.
The crew calmed and pet the dog, and one member offered him a Slim Jim. Lured by the meat stick, the dog made its way out from under the home to safety.
It’s always inspiring to see everyday people go out of their way to save animals, and this story has been a silver lining amidst a devastating disaster.
According to ABC News, Robert Flores was killed after a trailer house was lifted off the ground and onto his home. Eleven other people were hospitalized from injuries, and many homes and structures were destroyed in the destructive path.