A 3-foot tall statue standing in the marsh along the shoreline in Brick Township, New Jersey is being called a miracle.
Since Hurricane Sandy hit, residents had been focused on the clean-up and recovery.
It wasn't until days after the flood waters receeded those who live along Sheldon Avenue, spotted Saint Francis of Assisi. The small concrete statue, faces away from the waters that flooded their homes.
"I guess it's a sign someone up there cares," said one resident.
While no one knows for sure how the statue is still standing in a spot where so much has been torn down, Saint Francis has become a welcome sight at the shore and a sign that things will get better.