Tornadoes in Oklahoma are a normal occurrence, but the tornadoes that struck Monday night were something out of a horrible action movie…nothing natural about it.
The 2-mile wide cypher snatched up everything in its path and left behind a path of destruction never seen before in a natural disaster in U.S. history. The tornado leveled two schools and nearly wiped out the town of Moore, Oklahoma. The worst of the devastation are the nine children that were lost. One of the first children to be declared dead was Jenae Hornsby, who died in Plaza Towers Elementary School, according to CNN.
Her dad, Joshua, had been waiting to hear that his daughter had been found and he could come and pick her up, but the news he received was that she was gone. Anderson Cooper interviewed him and it was clear that the energy of his daughter is still very present in his heart. His face lit up with a glowing smile when Cooper asked about his daughter.
“She was the best kid anybody could have.”
He also said he’s still hoping he gets the call that “it was a mistake,” but in the meantime, he has to deal with it as it is.
“Life is not fair. You just gotta take what life gives you. You know what I mean? I can sit and dwell on it and, you know, let it ruin me or I can, you know, make my baby proud and keep pushin’ on.”
Our hearts go out to the Hornsby family and all the families of the victims of this tragic event. Watch the interview with Joshua Hornsby as he remembers his daughter, Jenae Hornsby.