Ohio meteorologist finds mewling kitten in tornado rubble

Mike Krumboltz
The Sideshow

While checking out damages after a recent tornado in Cedarville, Ohio, meteorologist Rich Wirdzek found a kitten mewling under some rubble.

Wirdzek captured footage of the kitty's rescue and shared it on his Facebook page. We first saw the story over at The Vane.

The unnamed kitten looks a little worse for wear as Wirdzek picks it from the debris and takes it to his TV van, where he helped get the little guy warmed up, according to a report from WHIO, where Wirdzek works.

The footage of Wirdzek helping the soaking wet kitten out of the rubble while whispering encouraging words could melt the heart of the Grinch, Darth Vader and maybe even old Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life." Cynics have nowhere to hide -- it's just that cute.

WHIO reports that the kitten was returned to its family, where one hopes it was given a warm saucer of milk and enough yarn to help it forget the past few days.

The EF3 category tornado Wednesday destroyed several homes. There were no reported injuries or fatalities, according to the National Weather Service.

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