Man Reunited With Dog After Deadly Tornado Outbreak (VIDEO)

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Alabama resident Greg Cook thought he lost everything when a deadly tornado touched down in Alabama, tearing homes from their foundations and leaving entire neighborhoods devastated. Cook’s home was leveled by a twister that ripped through the Athens area earlier today, and the East Limestone man assumed his dog had died when the house collapsed.

Greg Cook hugs his friend David Derrick at East Limestone community on Friday, March 2, 2012. A reported tornado destroyed several houses in northern Alabama as storms threatened more twisters across the region Friday.

Fortunately, that assumption was proven incorrect when Cook and friends who were helping him sift through the rubble made a remarkable discovery: Coco had somehow managed to survive.

Greg Cook hands his dog Coco to Donnie Watts inside the destroyed home in Limestone County.

Nobody knows how the dog lived through the storm, but all were content to accept it as a hopeful miracle in the midst of tragedy.

An emotionally exhausted Cook sobbed when he was finally reunited with Coco.


 
images ©AP/Gary Cosby Jr.

23 thoughts on “Man Reunited With Dog After Deadly Tornado Outbreak (VIDEO)”

  1. God Bless them both, can someone please post contact information with the needs for both Greg and Coco?

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  2. Post some contact info so that we can help Greg and Coco with basic needs. I’m sure they are in need of clothing, blankets, food, etc. Let us help them.

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  3. Saw this man and his dog on my Century Link Homepage. There was no story or anything to let us know who or how they were reunited. So glad you all picked up the picture and the story. Thank God they are both alright and they are together again. Coco looked so afraid and he looked lost….now they have each other again to help get them through this.

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  4. Send in care of the photographer at the newspaper or the local police department. This is from a picture I found on another link. Also, Mr. Cook just buried his mother last week according to the other story.

    God bless us all. May those so afflicted find shelter, food, and loving hands.

    The photographer:
    Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)

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  5. THANK GOD THEY WERE REUNITED. DOGS ARE TRULY MANS BEST FRIEND. I WILL KEEP THEM BOTH DEEP IN MY HEART AND IN MY PRAYS.

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