Recently, a tornado hit Mayfield, Kentucky, and the residents are still recovering from its effects. The tornado took dozens of lives, left many people injured, and generally turned everyone’s lives upside down.
But, as the people are trying to get their life together, they can still cling to some hope.
Lucas Waagmeester, a journalist, was on the field, documenting the effects of the disaster when he encountered a woman searching for something on the streets. He learned that the woman’s house had been moved by the tornado, but she didn’t even care. She had bigger issues. Her dog, Nola, had disappeared during the tornado, and she was desperately looking for her.
Lucas started walking alongside the woman, asking her questions about what had happened. He was also filming their interaction. The woman explained that they had no electricity anymore, and some people were even left homeless. She showed Lucas around, explaining that people were forced to start fires to warm themselves up or cook food. The scene was absolutely heart-breaking.
There was rubble everywhere, and it seemed that Nola wouldn’t be found in all that mess. But her mom wouldn’t give up that easily. After all, she didn’t care about anything else she might have lost, but the dog. She didn’t care that her house had been moved, or that her possessions had been destroyed. The woman didn’t lose hope, almost like she knew Nola was still alive and well. And, in a very emotional moment that was caught on camera, the mom and daughter found each other. Their story proves that you should never lose hope, even when all seems lost.