TODAY   |  April 05, 2012

Reporter reunites puppy with tornado survivor

A local NBC reporter reunited a puppy with its owner after the two became separated after a string of tornadoes slammed the Dallas-Fort Worth area. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports.

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>>> well, local officials are calling it a miracle that not a single person died when as many as 13 tornadoes tore through the dallas area earlier this week, leveling hundreds of homes there. but amid the rubble came a ray of hope wednesday when one of our local reporters found a puppy in hard-hit lancaster, texas. with a little help from social media , we were able to reunite brownie with his owner.

>> thank you!

>> oh, you're welcome.

>> thank you! oh, hi, baby!

>> look, he's wagging his tail now.

>> oh, i'm so glad to see you!

>> his owner was not home when those tornadoes ripped through the neighborhood, but she says she believes the puppy rode out the storm outdoors.