Two days after nine tornados tore through north Texas, one family found a glimmer of hope amid the rubble.
Gina Berkshier and her family had been separated from their two dogs, Sawyer and Lucy, during the devastating natural disaster that killed 11 Texans on Dec. 26. But when they returned to their home in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett two days later, to dig through the piles of wood and loose insulation in search of their belongings, they heard a familiar whimper.
“Oh, we heard him,” Berkshier told NBCDFW. “We heard him crying out and barking.”
The family and friends immediately sprung into action and began to dig. After 20 minutes of sifting through debris, they saw tufts of Sawyer’s yellow hair and were able to free him.