The nation is mourning Monday’s deadly tornado that whipped across Oklahoma killing at least 24 people and injuring dozens. But some heartening news of residents discovering pets as they search through the rubble has set social media abuzz.
During a live interview with CBS News, Moore resident Barbara Garcia found her missing dog beneath the debris. Garcia explained that she rode out the storm in the bathroom of her now-decimated home, but was separated from her dog. As she’s telling her story, someone off-camera spots the dog, buried beneath the rubble. As the camera rolled, Garcia was able to lift up the debris and free the pup.
“Well I thought God just answered one prayer to let me be okay,” Garcia said, “but he answered both of them.”
Below are more images of rescue workers and locals finding furry friends amid the debris and devastation.