Your Tuesday Cry

[Re-posted from earlier today]

A survivor of the Oklahoma tornado gets a surprise:

I totally lost it with that video. First off: what a great human being. No bullshit, no mawkishness: “I know exactly what happened.” Then the little dog – her second prayer. Sometimes it takes just one tangible story to fully grasp from a distance what these people have just experienced. And to see the hidden values – of love and life rather than property – that redeem us even after that horror.

The human death toll from the tornado now stands at 24, with hundreds more injured. Alan Taylor is up with a striking gallery of the destruction and rescue efforts.

(Hat tip for the video: Dashiell Bennett)