Witnesses saw this man pull over and rescue a rabbit from the LA wildfires. pic.twitter.com/v9EYpcmK9M
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2017
Firefighters have largely been fighting a losing battle against the Santa Ana winds while struggling to contain Southern California’s current crop of blazes, but there’s a small spark of good news amid the horror. Courtesy of NBC News, this eyewitness video shows a man who saw a rabbit disappear into brush alongside Highway 1 close to La Conchita on the edge of the Thomas wildfire, which has already swallowed over 90,000 acres in Ventura County.
As cars sped by, an unbelievable sight occurred. In the video clip, the man can be seen frantically jumping up and down while watching the rabbit. He knelt down while attempting to coax the rabbit away from the flames, and eventually, the creature scurried toward his arms, at which point, the man carried him to safety.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the man didn’t wish to speak to the press after the dramatic incident, but people would sure like to talk to him.
Indeed, this might be the most simply wonderful story of 2017 so far, and one would be hard pressed to eclipse this mystery hero’s feat before the new year. Not a bad word shall be spoken of him on Twitter, where his rapidly growing fan club awaits.
Rabbit Rescue Man really is the hero we need right now.