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A television meteorologist in Ohio rescued a small kitten from the rubble of a barn after a strong tornado swept through Cedarville, Ohio on Wednesday.

While reporting on the damage left behind by the quarter-mile-wide tornado, WHIO meteorologist Rich Wirdzek spotted and then rescued the adorably tiny kitten from the destroyed barn. The family who owns the farm said that the kitten "was one of several born in their barn recently."

The EF-3 tornado caused major damage to several residences and farm buildings in Cedarville, but thankfully there were no injuries or fatalities according to the National Weather Service.

This isn't the first time that a television meteorologist rescued an animal from the aftermath of a tornado.

The Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes, one of the first people on the scene after the devastating tornado that destroyed the southern half of Joplin, Missouri in 2011, rescued a golden retriever from the debris and adopted him soon thereafter. The dog, named Joplyn, has his own Facebook page.

[Image via WHIO, video via Rich Wirdzek's Facebook page | h/t to Jacob Wycoff, thanks!]