Image of man mowing lawn during Canadian tornado goes viral

Jun 5 2017, 7:49 pm

Last last Friday afternoon, a massive tornado touched down in the community of Three Hills in Alberta, about 80 minutes northeast of Calgary.

And, despite its intensity, it was not enough to deter one man from finishing what he set out to do… mow the lawn.

Cecilia Wessels posted a photo of her husband Theunis Wessels on Saturday showing him casually mowing the backyard with the caption: “My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair.”

The post has since been shared more than 1,800 times while also having been been picked up by media outlets around the world including in the UK, US, and the Netherlands.

In the comments on the post, someone asks, “Did he maybe want to pause a minute and take a look? Crazy man!” to which Wessels responds, “He did look, made a calculated decision and well finished his job.”

Somebody buy this man a beer.

Here’s a time-lapse video of the incredible tornado touching down.

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