Angel Babcock, Symbol Of Hope Dies – Twitter Reacts

    March 4, 2012
    Chad Sweely
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This past weekend, a series of tornadoes swept through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. While some cities in these states only received severe thunderstorms and rain, some other parts of these states encountered heavy tornadoes that brought devastation and heartbreak. The cities heavily affected by these tornadoes were Henryville, Indiana, and small cities in Eastern Kentucky, such as: West Liberty, Salyersville, and surrounding towns.

During the tornado’s wrath in New Pekin, Indiana, a small toddler named Angel Babcock was whisked away in the tornado’s heavy winds. With all of the destruction that happened in New Pekin, and the events that Angel experienced, Angel Babcock survived the travel of the tornado’s heavy winds; however, her parents and two siblings did not survive this tragedy (source: CNN). Angel was then transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was placed in critical condition.

As of today (Sunday, March 4th, 2012), Angel Babcock died after being taken off life support, but the resilience of this toddler’s fight for survival through this horrific event lives on. The Twitter community (all around the country) has been active in saying their goodbyes to Angel, and I have provided a few heartwarming tweets pertaining to Angel’s fight for survival below.

Sad to report that Angel Babcock, the toddler who survived the tornado which killed her family in Indiana, has also now died.(image) 42 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Rest in Peace Angel Babcock(image) 2 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

God’s speed…#Angel #Babcock…God Bless You little one!!(image) 5 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So sad little Angel Babcock passed away. She is in Heaven with Jesus now.(image) 6 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Thoughts and prayers for Angel Babcock, who died at a Louisville hosp after being found in a field near a tornado-flattened Indiana home.(image) 10 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Babcock family that lost their Angel as a result of her head injuries caused by the New Pekin #tornado(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

On behalf of the staff of WebProNews, I send my condolences to the Babcock family and everyone affected by this weekend’s devastating severe weather.

  • Siobhan Duquesne

    If anyone would like to post a message of sympathy and virtual flowers/pictures, etc. on little Angel’s page at FindAGrave, here is the link:


  • Jennifer

    Jesus now has another angel to help calm the grief felt from her loss and her family still livings loss…..i myself have two children 10 months and 3 years and I have cried, alot of tears since this tragic event…..i just keep hugging my little ones and praying to make the loss her family is dealing with a little easier….god bless u all my thoughts and prayers are with u…