News. Fake news, real news, it all kind of sucks. Actually, it all really sucks: a political uprising here, terrorism act there, a force of mother nature over there — everyday something newer and seemingly shittier seems to happen in this world.
But every once in a while, amidst all that noise and darkness, comes stories (or videos) like these.
As we all know (except maybe the President, who has Tweeted more about the NFL and fake news then he has about the wildfires or hurricanes) areas of California are currently being ravaged by wildfires, with the death toll currently at 40.
One of those families, the Weavers, narrowly escaped the devastation, however, they lost their dog Izzy in the process, as she “bolted in another direction” as the couple fled the property.
When the returned Weavers returned to their property, they found most of their belongings had been destroyed, but to their surprise, Izzy had survived.
Needless to say, this is probably the best video you’ll watch today.
Movie trailer version:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 15, 2017
Feature-length film version:
Just a heartwarming story to share in the middle of all this devastation. My parents woke up with flames surrounding their house in wikiup bridgeway and had seconds to get out. In the chaos of trying to escape, my parent’s dog Izzy ran from them. My mom couldn’t chase after her without risking her own life.
They had to drive through walls of flames and across a burning wooden bridge to get to mark west springs road and to safety. They lost everything, but my mom was most devastated about leaving Izzy. My brother and husband were determined to try to get back to my parents property to see if by some miracle Izzy survived. They were turned away by police officers, but if you know my brother Jack or husband Patrick…neither one likes to be told no. They ended up hiking just under 3 miles to my parent’s property.
This video shows the last part of their hike up to my parent’s house. It’s a little long, but the ending is worth the watch.