Man from Terrifying Footage of Tornado Picking Up Truck Thanks God for Keeping Him Safe

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A viral video shows a tornado picking up a truck and then driving away after being tossed around. And the teen who was driving the truck survived the scary ordeal and shared about his experience in a recent interview.

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Riley Leon is 16 years old and lives in Elgin, Texas. One afternoon, he was driving to a job interview when a tornado came across the highway and flipped his truck on its side. Then the truck was spun around several times before getting flipped upright. That's when Riley drove off as if nothing had happened.

A storm chaser video captured the scary moment, and it soon went viral online.

“I had actually gotten home from the wreck and my brother was like, ‘Have you seen the video,'” Riley said. “I’m, like, ‘What video?’ And he showed it to me, and I was, like, ‘That’s actually me.’ And he was, like, ‘Are you for real?’ And I was, like, ‘Yeah.”

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After the terrifying encounter with the tornado, Riley is still processing what happened to him. But he is most upset about the damage done to his truck. He had worked hard to buy it from his father, but local dealerships have already reached out saying that they want to help him.

Riley is just grateful to have survived and is thanking God for saving him!

“Thankful to God for giving me another chance in this life," Riley said. "He probably did for some reason. Probably, in the future, gonna bring better plans into my life.”

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And some good news to come out of Riley driving through a tornado for an interview – he ended up getting the job!

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