As Californians suffer the devastation caused by wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres, one man braved the flames to save a wild rabbit and instantly became a social media hero. Video of the daring rescue shows a Ventura County highway engulfed in smoke and flames from the Thomas Fire. The man clutches his head, jumps up and down, and paces anxiously, agonizingly trying to figure out how to rescue the creature from its burning habitat. The moment was a welcome relief from the damage and destruction the fires have caused. We don’t know who this man is, but it doesn’t matter. 34.370488
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Ventura Man Loses Everything in Devastating Thomas Fire An orange and black singed sky fills the screen. One twitter user said the video would serve to restore faith in humanity. Another called him a hero. Whoever he is, he has been added to the ranks of heroes who have risen from tragedy with their small acts of compassion. The rabbit is both out of reach and in danger. That’s when the panic sets in. In a last-ditch effort, he wades into the brush to coax the rabbit out from the fire. A man, stopped on the road and wearing just shorts and a hoodie, races after him. After some pleading, the rabbit runs out of the flames and, after a few stumbles, into the man’s arms.