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See Wee Wee the pig who survived U.S. blizzard

Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Friday, January 29, 2016, 2:39 PM - In the midst of a record-breaking bitter blizzard in the eastern U.S., a little piglet warmed the hearts of the Smith family.

While driving down a highway in Hagerstown, Maryland, Perry Smith spotted something pink peaking out from piles of snow.

Upon further inspection, the family realized it was a pig and decided to take the animal back to their hotel at a local ski resort due to the harsh conditions. They wrapped the piglet in warm towels and fed him.

"He would have died," Smith told Washington Post. "He would have lasted maybe another 30 minutes to an hour."

The family named him Wee Wee and brought the animal home but have since found a place for him at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolsville, Maryland.

Ok, one last WeeWee post for the day- he took a little walk outside in the snow in his jacket and actually ate some snow. He is just too adorable! (Video by Maureen McGowan)

Posted by Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary on Thursday, January 28, 2016

After about 90 cm of snow was cleared from the town, Wee Wee was en route to his new home.

"Our roads are finally clear enough- little Wee Wee the piglet will be coming to Poplar Spring this morning," the sanctuary posted on Facebook Wednesday.

The pig is good health and adjusting to his new family.

Here are some photos of Wee Wee's journey:

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