Southern California has been plagued with wildfires and the visuals look truly horrifying. But even as a number of people have had to evacuate their homes to safety, one story of kindness and courage stands out already – a man rescuing a rabbit from the flames.

The video (above) of the daring act, filmed by an onlooker, has understandably gone viral. It shows the scared wild rabbit darting straight towards the fire raging alongside a Ventura County highway engulfed in flames and smoke.

Not many people might have been concerned, but one man was not only worried, he also risked his own life to chase the rabbit down and bring it back to safety. As the video shows, it was not a simple affair.

The identity of the man remains unknown as he has refused to be interviewed. Perhaps he believes that what others consider heroism is something a human being should do in natural course.