Warwick children experience rain for the first time
NOTHING could stop Charlie Thorn's grandkids from running outside to play once they realised it was raining in Warwick yesterday.
Brooks Bowls, 3, and Rylan Thompson, 2, screamed with joy as they felt rain on their skin for the very first time.
The cousins ran through the downpour for upwards of half an hour, laughing and jumping into the pools of water gathering over the concrete path.
"We just couldn't get them back in," Mr Thorn said.
"It was coming down heavy and they just loved it, they'd never played in the rain before.
"My daughter had to go give them an umbrella."
The sight of his two grandchildren enjoying the change in weather reminded Mr Thorn of the happiness rain would bring the entire community.
"Things are worse than I've ever seen them," he said.
"I know how hard the drought has been and I see everyone struggling so bad.
"But today I saw people walking around with a bit of a grin on their faces."
After the storm passed, Mr Thorn drove Brooks down to their property at Thanes to check the gauge.
"I think they'll remember this rain when they're older," he said.
"It was so good to watch how excited they were.
"You have to really appreciate grandkids, it's good to be around them."