The story on its own is heartbreaking enough -- a 5-year-old boy was viciously killed by a dog this weekend in Arkansas. But when you add in the fact that just a few weeks earlier he'd barely escaped death when a tornado ripped through his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma, you have to wonder how much one family can take.
According to KTHV, it happened Saturday at the home of a family friend. The boy and his 2-year-old sister were staying there while their parents were rebuilding their own home in Oklahoma that had been destroyed by the tornado. The boy (whose name hasn't been released) was crying and upset for some reason. The dog, a Bullmastiff, may have considered it an aggressive act and attacked.
The dog's owner, Lynn Giling, said she tried to save the boy, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.