Sigh. Who doesn’t love a good cowboy? Or, heck, a bad one? Well here we have one more reason to love them. Just in case you needed and excuse.
Over the past week dozens of Oklahoma cowboys have been coming together for almost a week now, saving livestock from properties all over Green Country. Severe storms brought excess rain to Green Country this week which caused flooding across the state.
Almost 80 percent of Oklahoma is farmland and with it comes thousands of farm animals. So many of them now risk drowning unless they are moved to safety.
But thanks to a group of cowboys these farm animals are being saved from death. Now these helpers’ big hearts and hard work is being praised all over.
These cowboys have taken days off of work and are using their own fuel, trucks, boats, and horses to get the animals to safety. This is hard work and I'm sure that the work isn't for everyone but the Oklahoma cowboys are taking it up. When they saw people's farms and livestock started going underwater they felt motivated to help. They told News On 6:
"We have burned some fuel and spent some time. We have all took off work to do this. We are beat, to say the least."
This started when some of the guys needed help moving hundreds of cattle from flood waters. They posted on Facebook saying they had the equipment to help other families too.
"It spread like wildfire after that one or two calls," said Casey Thomas told News On 6.
Now they have been all over Coweta, Muskogee, Owasso, Catoosa, Claremore, and Verdigris, hauling livestock out of some pretty sticky situations.
"Guys we didn't know were just jumping into the water as we were pulling these cattle off of the island so we could haul them out by boat," said Hunter Webster.
What started with six men in just a few days became dozens of men were showing up to help.
"It was incredible just to see a bunch of guys get together just to help a bunch of strangers that they don't know," said Hunter Webster to News On 6.
"We just refuse to sit back and watch these livestock drown because I mean, all of us own cattle,” said Cory Conley.
After working for a week straight they are tired and beat down but still smiling.
"Even the people that ain't helping us. They are standing behind us. It has been humbling," said Casey Thomas.