Meteorologist Saves Kitten in Tornado Rubble
Tiny critter is OK now after rescue
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2014 1:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The tiny kitten had no business surviving the Ohio tornado that brought down a barn around it, but WHIO meteorologist Rich Wirdzek found it mewling its little heart out in the rubble. (He posted different footage of the actual rescue on his Facebook page.) Wirdzek got the kitten into the warmth of his news truck, and it's now doing fine. The family who owned the barn in Cedarville said it was part of a recent litter born there. (Click to read about a cat that played the hero in dramatic fashion, or about a dog who survived a tornado of its own.)

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ImSorryOfficer
Jun 2, 2014 7:08 PM CDT
We need more stories like these.
rickydarlin
May 18, 2014 7:39 PM CDT
or......did he find it after everything was over
Joseddy
May 18, 2014 12:58 PM CDT
I noticed on facebook that the guy took his sweet time picking up the kitten, or even talking to it, and then in the video, he could have tucked the kitten inside his jacket to warm it up. What's with that? Is it more relevant to let people see what a great hero you are in videos then to actually be the hero? Hope the kitten is still alive.