As a Tornado Hits, Father Stays Outside to Finish what He Started Instead of Running to Safety

June 06, 2017Jun 06, 2017

A tornado hit Alberta, Canada on Friday. Thankfully, the tornado didn’t last long or do much damage. However, the tornado is not what everyone is talking about.

A father named Theunis Wessels was mowing his lawn when the twister appeared nearby his family’s home. Instead of going back inside, he decided to stay out and finish what he started.

His wife, Cecilia Wessels, posted a picture of him mowing the lawn on Facebook. She captioned it, “My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair.” The post quickly went viral and is currently at over 4,000 shares. There is also countless posts on Twitter, praising this man’s determination.

BBC News reported that Mr. Wessels was "fully aware" of the tornado, but "wasn't worried at all". She said, "I did ask him if he was coming inside with that thing in the clouds when I turned to come inside and he calmly said no,” according to USA Today.

His wife also mentioned to BBC that her child woke her up from a nap when the tornado was happening, "My daughter was the most upset, saying 'Mum, what we gonna do?'” Her husband responded "Everything is OK," and looked "calm, in control," Mrs. Wessels stated.

We definitely wouldn’t try this! Would you?