Elephants aid skeptical Missourians in tornado cleanup

The Piccadilly Circus was in Joplin, Missouri when the tornado hit. Wanting help out somehow, the circus volunteered their elephants to join in the cleanup, but from the sound of things, many Joplin residents would have preferred one of them newfangled internal combustion machines instead.

While the elephants did a fine job dragging wrecked cars from driveways closer to roads where they could be picked up and removed, people's reactions were decidedly mixed, ranging from "I think the circus people generally want to help but I think this is a bad idea," to "it's sad that they would put an animal through it." One little girl, however, totally got the point when she said, "I haven't smiled like this in a long time."

Piccadilly Circus, via Fox4KC

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