An elderly woman who thought she lost everything including her dog after a tornado wiped out much of an Oklahoma City suburb found a glimmer of hope on Monday during an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner.
“I never lost consciousness,” Barbara Garcia recalled, standing atop a pile of rubble that used to be her home. “And I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer. He didn’t come. So I know he’s in here somewhere.”
As the interview continued, someone off camera pointed out that the dog was trapped underneath a pile of nearby debris.
“Aw, oh, Cathy!” the woman exclaimed. “Bless your little bitty heart. Help me!”
With a little help from Werner, the dog was freed.
“I thought God just answered one prayer, to let me be okay,” Garcia explained. “He answered both of them. This was my second prayer.”
Watch this video from CBS News, broadcast May 20, 2013.