Tuesday night, Joshua Hornsby, talking to CNN's "AC360," called his daughter "a ball of energy, a ball of love."
"She was the best kid anybody could have," he said.
He vowed to make "his baby proud and keep pushing on like I know she would want me to do."
He never met a stranger
Christopher Legg "loved to play sports, and fight for justice," an obituary posted on a cousin's website said.
He also had been diagnosed with melanoma, skin cancer, and a condition that causes terrible knee pain.
The tough little 9-year old faced them with strength and enthusiasm, just as he lived his life.
"You were always always a friend in his eyes," the tribute said.
He was a well-rounded athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football. He also like to wrestle, to roughhouse with his Dad, his older brother and a sister.
Christopher, a third-grader, died at Plaza Towers Elementary.
Her mother was everything
Angeletta Santiago is struggling this week, too. Her mother, Tawuana Robinson, died in the storm.
"To lose her to something so devastating ... it hurts," Santiago told CNN affiliate KSDK.
Her mother called her just as the tornado was bearing down on her.
"She said 'yes, the tornado has touched down. I am in my closet,'" Santiago recalled. "I love you."
Robinson lived a block from Plaza Towers Elementary School. The phone line went dead.
Santiago tried to call her mother back but couldn't get through. After hours passed, she went on Facebook and searched victim websites.
"I had hope and I prayed," she said.
"I had a friend in my mother. I had a mother in my mom. I had a sister in my mom. I had everything a girl could want in a mom," she said.
"My heart goes out to everybody ... the babies, the mothers who will never be able to see their children again. I hope you're healing."