There’s an update on the story surrounding the horrifying viral photo that showed a group of elderly nursing home residents sitting in waist-deep waters, with a new picture revealing that those women are now safe and sound.
CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca posted an updated photo on Monday night that shows the women are “safe, warm and dry” after the original image of them sitting in water shocked the world.
— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) August 28, 2017
As Faithwire previously reported, the original photo, which was desperately tweeted out by the family of the owner of La Vita Bella nursing home in an effort to secure help for the elderly residents, showed the women seemingly knitting and carrying on with normal activities — all while the water levels continued to rise around them.
It was the viral photo, according to WFAA-TV, that led to the emergency rescue of those inside the home.
The hoopla reportedly started with a tweet from author Timothy McIntosh, who shared the image and wrote, “La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients.”
McIntosh, whose mother-in-law, Trudy Lampson, reportedly owns the nursing home, later updated his followers with the news that the nursing home residents had been rescued.
La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients pic.twitter.com/oCNkrgoRZY
— Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) August 27, 2017