As firefighters battle the fierce wildfires scorching Southern California, one man’s act of kindness has taken the Internet by storm.
An unnamed man was caught on camera risking the flames to save a wild rabbit he spotted on the side of Highway 1 in Ventura County, California. Witnesses didn’t know what the man was doing at first, but recorded the touching rescue on video.
In it, the man can be seen jumping up and down, looking at something on the side of the road. He extends his arms outward, trying to encourage the small creature to come to safety.
His gestures seem to work and the small animal comes into the frame, with the man bending over to catch it. He walks with the bunny cradled in his arms, and then the video cuts off.
Watch the incredible video below:
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
According to ABC News, who posted the video on Twitter, the Good Samaritan refused to be interviewed on tape, but his good deed is earning accolades from people around the world.
More than 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Southern California since December 5, 2017 after the wildfires began. There are currently 4,000 firefighters battling the fires, which have so far burnt over 83,000 acres.
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