Pictures go viral for many different reasons and this photograph has gone viral because it touches people’s hearts. It is a firefighter standing with a Koala as they watch a raging bushfire destroy the Koala’s home.
The picture was posted on the Eden Hills Country Fire Service Facebook page. You can see the firefighter holding the hose and watching the Inferno take over.
The scene occurred west of Adelaide at the Lobethal vineyard. It is a reminder of what firefighters in Australia have been taking on recently.
The post mentioned some of the details and challenges that the firefighters in New South Wales have been facing recently. He also thanked those who offered support.
“But the most amazing thing so far ??? The support of our community, we have had people drop in with food, drinks, offers of support and an amazing young lady with her mother who brought us ice creams on a 46-degree day. We thank you all for your amazing support but please please do that 5 minute bush fire plan and help us help you. Stay safe.”
People have been moved by this picture and the helplessness of the Koala. Many koalas have lost their homes this year.
One person commented:
“Such a powerful photo. One that defines the 2019 fires.”
“Unbelievable photo. Thank you for everything that you’ve been doing this summer.”
Source: The Animal Rescue Site