Alta. man mowing lawn during tornado was ‘keeping an eye on it’


Theunis Wessels is shown mowing his lawn while a tornado descends in Three Hills, Alta., on June 2, 2017. (Cecilia Wessels / Facebook)

By CTV News, June 4, 2017

‘I just had to get it cut’

An Alberta man showed remarkable dedication to keeping a tidy lawn on Friday, continuing with his mowing as a large tornado swirled on the horizon.

Theunis Wessels told CTV News Channel on Sunday that he needed to get his grass cut ahead of a busy weekend of chauffeuring his children to their sporting events. His wife Cecilia snapped the now widely-shared photo, which has created a storm of its own on social media.

“We’re originally from South Africa and this is the first time we’ve ever seen a tornado,” Theunis said. “I was watching all the time to see what it was going to do.

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