Obama to Tornado Victims: 'We've Got Your Backs'

President Obama spent time with Oklahoma families affected by devastating tornadoes.
1:32 | 05/26/13

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Next to moore, oklahoma, tonight, where the two elementary schools were wiped away. The community coming together after a visit from the president. Today, he gave many hugs. This one, to a school leader at plaza towers elementary, where they lost seven little faces. Abc's reena ninan is traveling with the president. Reporter: Some are calling this the boulevard of broken dreams. President obama today reassuring the littlest survivor -- so, zach, were you in the school? Reporter: Promising oklahomans they won't be forgotten. When we say we're going to be there for you until you completely rebuild, we mean it. Reporter: For some, it's not about brick and mortar, but heart and school. I don't want to believe my mom is not here anymore. You don't think at 18 you'd be planning your mom's funeral. Reporter: This is where allison's mother terry spent her final moments. A 7-eleven bathroom. She had no chance when the tornado struck. Whenever I found out, I broke down. She's not going to be able to, like, see me get married or see me graduate college. Reporter: Her high school graduation this weekend, impossibly bittersweet. Her friends made sure her mother was there in spirit. I broke down. I was so sad. It was just -- oh, god. I cried so much. Reporter: So with family and friends retrieving childhood memories, knowing it will be hard moving on without the woman she calls her best friend. Allison plans to attend college in the fall. She says she's already received a call from the president of oklahoma state, promising to do whatever he can to help her.

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