Thousands of Californians are suffering the devastation caused by fast-growing wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres. New video shows one man appearing to brave the fire to save a wild rabbit from the chaos.
The video quickly making the rounds on the Internet shows a Ventura County highway engulfed in smoke and flames, an orange sky in the backdrop. A wild rabbit quickly runs across traffic and into the burning brush.
Then a man wearing shorts and a hoodie frantically goes after him. He looks panicked: clutching his head, jumping and pacing. Finally he goes into the brush a little and gets the rabbit into his arms and out of the fire.
Witnesses say this man pulled over to save a wild rabbit from flames along Highway 1 in Southern California as the massive #ThomasFire spreads toward Santa Barbara County. https://t.co/gGqzZlGfqT pic.twitter.com/3MT8IvV91d— ABC News (@ABC) December 7, 2017
The video got some notable reactions on Twitter:
Damn... and just like that my faith in humanity is restored. We're definitely broken right now but THIS? This means we're going to be okay.— myordinarylife.org (@debsordlife) December 7, 2017
Thanks, young man, for being a good person. Our world needs a lot more people like you.
I'm sure his mother is none too happy with him tho
Yup. Totally started bawling over this. What a hero!— sloane (@skipperr) December 7, 2017
No matter what our political differences are we have to remember the human element and what that means we all have to help each other through the hard times and forget about what separates us but what brings us together is love for each other— California Deplorable infidel (@JasonBInfidel) December 7, 2017