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This Dad Wasn't Going to Let a Tornado Stand in the Way of His Yardwork

Many dads aren't afraid to brave the elements in order to keep their lawn nice and tidy. But this Canadian man took things to the next level by mowing his lawn while a tornado spun just behind him.

According to the Washington Post, Theunis Wessel was busy completing his chores when the storm hit. His wife, Cecilia, woke up from a nap to find her husband mowing up a storm in front of a churning tornado.

"My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair," Wessels wrote in the caption of her Facebook photo. While most would be having a heart attack and running for cover, she still managed to snap a mind-blowing photo of the moment.

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The Wessels say that the photo makes the twister seem like it's rolling towards them. In reality, many of their neighbors were also outside taking photos of the natural wonder.

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"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," Theunis told the Times-Colonist. "I was keeping an eye on it."

Whatever you say, man.

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