An answered prayer: Oklahoma City post-tornado reunion between owner and dog unfolds on television

It would be an urban legend arising out of the Oklahoma City tornadoes of May 20, if not for the fact that it happened on television.

A woman named Barbara Garcia was describing her story of survival to a CBS News reporter, when her dog emerged from a pile of rubble behind her.

"Well I thought God just answered one prayer to let me be okay," Garcia said. "But he answered both of them, because this was my second prayer."

 

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