When this Texan was forced to leave his animals and flee in the face of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, he thought that all his four-legged friends were done for. He fully expected to go back to the farmstead after the storm to find all of them dead. So it was an emotional homecoming for the man and his family when they saw what was waiting for them. And luckily for animal lovers everywhere the unbelievable scenes were captured on camera.
Lester Morrow comes from the small settlement of Plum Grove, near Houston in Texas. He works as a language and arts teacher in the Aldine Independent School District. But while education may be Morrow’s vocation, animals are his great passion. As a result, he and his family live on an idyllic 500-acre farm, which Morrow had filled with pigs, horses, donkeys and goats.
Living in such close proximity to his farmyard friends, Morrow had built up a very special bond with them. “My animals are my hobby and favorite pastime and, because they all have their own unique personalities, I love them like my own children,” the father of two told U.K. tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail in September 2017.