Alabama man reunited with dog after tornado strikes

A photo of Alabama man Greg Cook hugging his dog Coco has gone viral.

A tornado hit Cook's East Limestone, Alabama home on Friday. Coco was home alone at the time.

Fifty other homes in the neighbourhood were destroyed.

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Fearing that his dog was dead, Cook rushed home, dug through debris, and crawled through a window in a desperate search for his beloved chocolate labrador. He found Coco soaking wet, shaking in a hallway.

The tearful reunion was captured on camera, a rare heartwarming moment on a very difficult day.

"It was just such a relief, I was happy to see him. I love my dog, he's my best friend and I was just so happy to see him," Cook told WAFF.