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Dad Doesn’t Let Tornado Stop Him From Mowing the Lawn

A photo of a dad mowing the lawn during a tornado is going viral.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” It’s a wise saying, sure, but one dad from Alberta, Canada may have taken the classic proverb a little too seriously. Despite the massive tornado swirling in the distance, Theunis Wessels decided that it was time to mow the lawn, and so he headed out to his yard and got to work. Wessels’ 9-year-old daughter noticed her dad’s inexplicable calm before (and during) the storm, and quickly woke up her mom Cecilia before he could get whisked away to Munchkinland.

Cecilia snapped a photo of the tornado to show her friends and family, but everyone obviously zeroed in on her hardcore dad, nonchalantly cutting the grass. After it was posted on Facebook by Cecilia, the photo was shared almost two thousand times, and the entire internet was in awe of Theunis’ casual disregard for Mother Nature’s fiercest creations.

My beast mowing the lawn with a breeze in his hair

Posted by Cecilia Wessels on Friday, June 2, 2017

What makes this whole situation even cooler is that Theunis doesn’t seem to get why anyone else is impressed by his actions. When asked about the photo, the rad dad downplayed the funnel cloud forming in the distance and stated that he “was keeping an eye on it.” He also insisted that the tornado was much farther away than it looks in the picture, saying that he knew he was never really in danger. Even so, it doesn’t make Theunis any less unflappable. If a tornado doesn’t shake this guy, what does?