Saturday, February 21, 2009

He'll be right

... now the fire's gone. An Australian firefighter giving a Koala a drink.

My sister Ann emailed me from Sydney with a screenshot of this. Some gender confusion, but it's still touching:

This is some of what the firefighter whose name is David said

"I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say 'I'm beat'," he said.

"I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles.

"The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that."

UPDATE: Here's the screenshot:


JuliaM said...

It's a nice contrast to the waste of skin that they've arrested for starting some of those fires...

Peter Risdon said...

Yes, it is. And to the environmentalist pillocks whose refusal to allow firebreaks to be made in bush, as had always been done before, contributed to the fires being so destructive.

Colin Campbell said...

Good to see something optimistic in all these apocalyptic environments.