Man pictured mowing lawn next to Tornado creates online storm (PHOTO)
The awesome photo, taken in Alberta, Canada on Friday, shows Cecilia Wessels’ husband, Theunis nonchalantly mowing the lawn as the tornado passes by their home in Three Hills.
Wessels said she only took the picture to show the tornado to her parents in South Africa, and never expected the social media storm that followed. She added that cutting the grass had been on her husband’s to-do list for a while, and once he started, he wanted to finish.
The tornado is my self destructive tendencies, the lawn is my life pic.twitter.com/JNiU4ZwgnR— elliot (@ellliot_wood) June 4, 2017
Thenuis said the twister looks closer in the picture than it actually was, and insists he 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,” Thenuis told CBC. “I was keeping an eye on it.”
i'm the guy mowing the lawn and the tornado is all the responsibilities i've been ignoring pic.twitter.com/yfSA2pJYCz— antonio (@antoniodelotero) June 4, 2017
Nothing stops a Canadian from mowing his lawn. Photo credit Cecilia Wessels. pic.twitter.com/mTqh6xzbEk— Sean Schofer (@SeanSchofer) June 3, 2017
Many Twitter users drew comparison between Thenius’ calm composure in the face of uncertain chaos and today’s political climate.
A man mows his lawn ignoring the tornado that looms behind him. This is a great metaphor for the new US policy on climate change. pic.twitter.com/u9WDN3LcP6— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 4, 2017
I don't know Rachel, sometimes it feels like we're mowing the lawn headfirst straight into the tornado— Aadil Bharwani (@AadilBharwani) June 4, 2017
The tornado was a result of a severe thunderstorm and despite more incredible photos of the storm touching down in Wimborne, there were no reported injuries.