Video: Cat returns home after tornado during TV interview

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (CNN) -- An Alabama woman thought she had lost nearly everything when a tornado tore her house apart. But miraculously, nearly a month later, she was reunited with a beloved pet she feared was gone forever.

    Judy Pugh rushed to her hallway with her three cats when she saw debris spinning in the air and as the roof blew away a wall fell on top of her. She says, "I tried to get to my hands and knees and I couldn't. I heard the young men hollering, Miss Judy, Miss Judy, are you in there?'"

    Judy escaped with black eyes. But says she would have been sucked away by that tornado if weren't for that very wall.

    Out of this remarkable story, her house is gone. She's found a couple of things she still has. Crystal bowls inside her kitchen cabinet completely untouched.

    But that doesn't matter to Judy. She has what she loves. Two of her cats survived. One hasn't been seen since the storm.

    But Judy doesn't give up hope, looking every day for the last three weeks for her lost friend.

    Unbelievably during this interview, Judy's shaggy friend of 10 years came out of nowhere. Judy says, "Come see your mama. Oh God love it. Honey you probably don't weigh two pounds. Oh honey. I have everything I want now. I have all three cats."

    Cadie made it through the tornado, heat and cold without food or water for nearly a month.

    Judy says, "I've got Cadie. I've got Cadie. I'm at the house. I wish she could talk. She could tell me where she's been.

    Reunited once again, Judy is now ready to move on.

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