Nightly News | May 24, 2013
>>> even amid the rubble of the devastating tornado in moore, oklahoma, gratitude can be found. a young mother we told you about on tuesday has reached out to thank the day care workers whose actions saved the lives of her children. at 3 years old grayson is already a survivor. what's it like to be in a tornado, grayson ?
>> it's loud.
>> reporter: loud?
>> reporter: we first met grayson and his 6-week-old brother braden in the hospital the day after the tornado hit. seeing what's left of their day care center it's hard to believe anyone made it out alive.
>> it's a miracle. it is a miracle. all those kids, my boys got out.
>> reporter: their mother janice said it is thanks to their heroic teachers.
>> what did the teachers do?
>> put cots over the heads.
>> reporter: they put cots over the children and laid on top to shield them with their own bodies as the tornado hit. what did the kid ds do?
>> reporter: grayson suffered only minor head injuries . where does it hurt?
>> on my ear.
>> reporter: which ear hurts a lot?
>> this one.
>> reporter: what do you say to the teachers?
>> thank you.
>> reporter: for covering your child.
>> risking your life to protect mine.
>> reporter: yesterday she got the chance.
>> grayson . oh, baby.
>> reporter: janna, the boys and their dad ken visited abby larson who ran the day care center .
>> did you miss us?
>> yeah. he wants to get back.
>> he was excited.
>> reporter: grayson and his friends have been missing day care .
>> it's broken. we'll get it fixed.
>> reporter: abby says she'll ree build the day care center and takes comfort in seeing a grayson . just days after we last saw him, his cuts are healing. janna spoke to the teachers who saved her boys.
>> i'm thankful and blessed to have all of y'all to take care of the kids.
>> reporter: thankful they still have what is most precious.
>> i want to hug everybody since y'all saved my boys'