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Often in the times of tragedy, the best in human beings emerges, as is the case in the above video that has quickly gone viral.

The video features a compassionate civilian who was fleeing the Thomas fire in La Conchita, California, a small community just outside of Santa Barbara County. He stopped along Highway 1 when he saw a small wild rabbit amidst the chaos. As nightmarish flames engulfed the surroundings just inches away from the man, and the rabbit fled in fear and confusion, his panic grew. However, as if by divine intervention, the rabbit quickly turned back around and ran toward the man, who immediately scooped up the little critter and brought him to safety.

This good Samaritan did not wish to be interviewed by the news photographer who caught the footage, but he is a true hero in the eyes of many and stands as an inspiration to others to put the lives of even the smallest of creatures as a priority.

The Thomas fire started on Monday and quickly spread to 90,000 acres by Wednesday. With extreme high wind warnings (up to 80 mph!), these Southern California fires are expected to spark and grow. A number of warnings have been sent regarding animals and the fires. People are being told to keep their animals indoors and to leave water outside for wildlife who may wind up in their yards while fleeing from the fires.

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75 comments on “This Viral Video of a Man Saving a Wild Rabbit Amidst California Fires Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity (VIDEO)”

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Adrian Appley
4 Days ago

What a hero - he is wonderful.


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Christine Dickinson
5 Days ago

An angel among us


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Lynne de Haas
6 Days ago

That would be me


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Jeanne Pitts
6 Days ago

There were 2 rabbits, one white, one black and white. Those were not wild rabbits. Someone let their pets go.


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Joy Beum
7 Days ago

God bless and protect those who save animals and children.


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Cheryl Mojta
7 Days ago


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Susan Rogan
7 Days ago

Interesting to read the men's comments vs. the women's. Four men commented, 31 women commented. Three of the four men made fun of the person saving the rabbit and/or joked about killing the rabbit. All 31 women deeply admire the man who saved the rabbit. Telling, isn't it? One man made a neutral joke.


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Cheryl Mojta
10 Dec 2017

Very good analysis Susan... and that is why more men are offenders almost in every crime than women. There has to be a paradigm shift that men do not feel that it's a crime to be kind.

Elizabeth Vermillion
7 Days ago

He's a kind man.


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Maggie Young
7 Days ago

Beautiful ♡


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Dick Bacon
8 Days ago

He is NOT Elmer Fudd!


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