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Tornado Victim Says Final Goodbye to Mom through Text Message

Tornado victim says "Goodbye mama" in text message moments before storm struck.
(KARK) Some of the April 27 tornado victims may have never had the chance to say goodbye. One young man, however, when fear set in as he waited out the storm in a bathroom, had the chance to send one final message to his mother. It's something she'll hold on to forever.

"First he said mama, I'm so scared," said Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter's mom.

All Wood could think to do was tell her son Jeffrey Hunter he would be okay.

"He knew how bad it was, these say it's going to be a direct hit," said Wood.

From her home in Beebe 20 miles away from her son in Vilonia, Regina could only update Jeffrey through text on where the EF-4 tornado was headed.

It was headed straight for him and he knew it, telling his mom goodbye.

"I have a text on my phone as the tornado was hitting "Goodbye mama," says Wood.

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