On December 26, 2015, David Collins went to a movie. It may be the best idea he ever had.
That evening, as Collins set in the movie theater, a tornado tore into Collins' hometown of Glenn Heights.
NBC 5 meteorologist Brian James watched it move across the community in southern Dallas County from NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck.
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"My daughter called and said, 'Daddy where are you?'," said Collins. "I said 'I'm at the movie.' She said 'I'm sitting here watching on the news, Channel 5. It's tearing up a church and coming across the field.'"
Collins rushed home from the movie to find his home had been in the direct path of an EF-3 tornado.
Viewers saw a heavily damaged home when a non-existent ceiling and roof.
Nearly a year after the tornado, Finfrock revisited Trishia Lane.
After spending time since the storm in a hotel, Collins moved back into a rebuilt home in early December 2016.
Collins said his U.S. military experience, including time in Vietnam, helped him get through the storm.
"Without that training, I don't think I would be able to stand up and say 'hey, I can always rebuild,'" said Collins. "That training showed me how to prepare myself. There is a better day."
Collins is grateful.
"It's a blessing to come back to see something that's been re-created," said Collins.
Collins will spend Christmas 2016 with his family in his new home. As for the day after - the exact one year anniversary of the tornado that destroyed his home - he has tickets, but not for the movies.
"No, I am going to the Dallas Cowboys game," said Collins with a smile.