“I’m just so proud that Smokey is OK. One of my daughters had some guinea pigs and the other one had a turtle, and I can’t find them. I just found part of the guinea pig cage,” he said.
The AP captured the video of Williams and other men rescuing Smokey out of the remnants of the family’s basement. After coaching and a mighty effort, Smokey can be seen prancing around the debris with joy.
“We’re a little bruised and scraped up, but other than that, God had his mighty hand on us,” Williams said of his health — and Smokey’s — post-tornado.