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06/05/2017 12:11 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2017

Determined Dad Won't Let A Tornado Stop Him From Mowing His Lawn

“I was keeping an eye on it."

Here’s hoping the winds at least blew away the grass clippings. 

A breathtaking photo captured a Canadian man casually mowing his lawn as a massive tornado whirled around in the distance.

Cecilia Wessels said she was at her home in Three Hills, Alberta, on Friday when she snapped the now-viral photo of her determined husband.

“The tornado was about 2km (1.24 miles) from us moving eastwards. There was very little wind at our back yard and not even rain. It was just very hot,” she told HuffPost on Sunday by email. “It was a shocker to see something like this but my husband was calm, the whole street was out taking pictures and well, staying calm was the thing to do.”

A photo captured a Canadian man appearing to mow his lawn as a tornado loomed in the distance.
Cecilia Wessels
A photo captured a Canadian man appearing to mow his lawn as a tornado loomed in the distance.

Wessels told Edmonton station Sonic 102.9 that she was taking a nap when the storm started blowing in, causing her 9-year-old daughter to panic.

“She says, ‘Mommy, mommy, please wake up. There’s a thing in the sky, it looks like a tornado, and Daddy doesn’t want to come inside,’” she recalled. “We said to him, ‘Are you coming inside?’ And he’s like, ‘No, the wind turned. We’re fine!’”

Her husband, identified as Theunis Wessels, repeated this carefree attitude to the Canadian Press: “I was keeping an eye on it.”

“It looks much closer if you look in the photo, but it was really far away. Well, not really far, far away, but it was far away from us,” he added.

Another angle of the tornado shows the twister spinning near a highway as cars continue to pass by.

Although the tornado caused some property damage, there were reportedly no deaths or injuries.

HuffPost

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