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Answered Prayer: Oklahoma Tornado Victim Barbara Garcia Finds Dog During TV Interview (Video)

| by Phyllis M Daugherty
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A prayer was answered for a brave elderly woman during a CBS News interview with correspondent Anna Werner while they were in the midst of devastation by the Oklahoma tornado that left the woman's home and the entire block merely a pile of rubble.

Barbara Garcia was talking with a CBS News reporter yesterday in front of pieces of concrete, wood and metal that used to be her house. As the cameras rolled, Garcia described how she had survived without serious injury, although buried under debris, except that she could not find her beloved dog.

"I hollered for my little dog, and he didn't answer, or didn't come, so I know he's in here somewhere," Garcia said, looking around the flattened area that was once her neighborhood. 

Suddenly the reporter said, Tthere's a dog." and just a few feet away a nose and eyes surrounded by fur were visible under a piece of metal.  Garcia immediately said, "Thank, God," and began to try to move the object to reach her pet and asked the reporter to help. Together they moved the metal and Garcia's dog climbed out and into her arms.

"Well, I thought God just answered one prayer to let me be okay. He answered both of them, because this was my second prayer. He saved my best friend," Garcia told CBS Anna Werner as she coddled her "poor little" schnauzer, Bassie, who appeared to be uninjured.

Sources: Christian Post, NY Mag