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On Thursday, "Piers Morgan Live" shared a dramatic story of strength, hope, and selfless devotion to fellow mankind, as tornado survivor Alex Barnett joined the program with his emotional account of Monday's events.
Trapped beneath rubble in what remained of his home, Barnett was eventually rescued by two men who heard his screams. Seeing for the first time the video of the good Samaritans discovering him buried alive, Barnett recalled the moment the twister touched down:
"All I seen was the big cloud coming my way and I just went and grabbed my pillow and blanket and went straight to the bathroom," he said. "I no more than got in there just for a second or two, and what little rumbling I heard as it got louder it just, my ears popped, and it was there."
In an amazing display of raw emotion, Barnett then got a chance to meet Juan Olivo and Jerrel Brewer for the very first time. Embracing the men who found him, and sobbing heavily, the guest could only mumble "Thank you very much. God Bless you."
Joining Piers Morgan for the second straight evening, Olivo expressed his reaction to the emotional reunion:
"It's an honor to be here in front of him. I'm amazed that he survived, and I'm happy that he survived."
Brewer meanwhile, believes in paying it forward, admitting he never questioned the decision to pull Barnett from the rubble:
"I would want someone to do that for me if I was in that situation, so I would do it again without even thinking."
Visibly overcome by emotion, Barnett looked forward to spending more time with his rescuers, albeit under an entirely different set of circumstances:
"There's not enough thanks, not enough thanks. Maybe next time we'll be having a soda and a lunch somewhere."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, for the entire emotional reunion between three men whose lives have forever been changed by Monday's tornado.
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