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Kindness During The Black Saturday Bushfires

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The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ripped across Victoria, Australia on February 7th, 2009. An estimated 400 individual fires occurred that day. The heat of the fires caused the most destruction Australia had ever seen from such events and it took the lives of 173 people and many, many more animals. 414 people were injured in the fires as well.

In this image, a firefighter working hard to put the fires down stops for a drink. He kindly gives a wounded koala a sip in the process, hoping it makes him feel better, at least temporarily.