Every once in a while a news item comes out amid the endless supply of bad news that renews ones faith in humanity and a now viral video taken in the midst of the shocking Southern California wildfire has done just that.
Taken near Highway 1 in Southern California, the video shows a man frantically trying to save a wild rabbit from being burned alive by the roaring flames that have almost overcome the road.
As the man tries to catch it, the rabbit is seen “darting back and forth” in a desperate attempt to escape the fire before the man eventually is able to scoop it out of harms way.
The video of the unknown young man was first captured by ABC News and shows him frantic that a small, wild rabbit was endangered by the flames.
The animal is seen in the video darting back and forth as it desperately tries to escape the flames burning all around.
A man wearing shorts and a hoodie is then seen jumping up and down and anxiously slapping his hands to his head as the tiny rabbit rushes in among the burning grasses. Eventually, the man corrals the rabbit and is able to grab it up to save it from the flames. The video ends with the man cuddling the terrified creature and walking down the road as the lurid orange glare of the fires lights his way:
According to the media, the young man refused to be interviewed by the KABC cameraman who caught the scene because he did not want any personal publicity for saving the creature.
Many Twitter users are hailing the man as a hero and saying the heartwarming video has renewed their faith in humanity.
The video is a brief respite from the massive fires threatening hundreds of thousands of residents. Already, 200,000 have been forced to evacuate the area as high winds help spread the fires out of the control of firefighters.
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