The multiple wildfires in the Los Angeles area are of course devastating. Well-known celebrities have had to move out of their mansions but Californians are coming together to rescue every Angeleno possible and that means both two legged and four-legged.
It is nice to see the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters tweeting a photo of one of their officers carrying a long-haired cat down the middle of the street while in the background you can see the smokey haze of the wildfire.
The tweet said:
“For some it might just be a cat. But to others it’s a friend, a loved one, a companion.”
For some it might just be a cat. But to others it’s a friend, a loved one, a companion. The #LAPD has a motto, “To Protect and to Serve”, and our officers have been displaying that in many ways during the #CreekFire & #SkirballFire pic.twitter.com/kmyHhvy9Fe
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) December 7, 2017
The tweet gathered more than 4,600 retweets and 18,000 likes since last Wednesday because it touches the hearts of animal lovers. We like to see the police saving animals. It is also a great PR picture from a purely commercial standpoint. I am sure the police photographer sensed that.
There’s also a viral video going around which you may have heard about. It concerns a man who desperately saved the life of a wild rabbit in a complete panic trying to escape the inferno adjacent to the road. This man also touched the hearts of millions of Americans and even going wider than that to the rest of the world. It was the right thing to do but it is done so rarely.
May the rabbit survive and may the cat be reunited with her human guardian.