Touching video shows little boy from Australia dancing in the rain for the first ever time
A touching video has surfaced of a little boy from Australia dancing in the rain for the first-ever time.
The heartwarming footage was filmed in New South Wales, one of the areas most badly affected by the devastating bushfires. The area is, in fact, so dry that 18-month-old Sunni McKenzie mother Tiffany revealed that he'd never seen rain before.
To see the heartwarming footage for yourself, check out the video below:
In the clip above, the toddler can be seen joyfully frolicking in the rain while exclaiming "wow!"
In an interview with the Daily Mail Australia, Tiffany said: "He loves playing with the hose, but with we're on tank water so I don't let him do it very often."
"But when the rain came we raced outside to move the plants out and he just kept walking out to the rain and just stood in it.
"He hasn't had the chance to do this before. Needless to say, he enjoyed it."
This Australian farmer started crying over the recent rainfall:
Tiffany explained that her son had never seen any rainfall like this before in his life.
She said: "We haven't had a rain event like this in over three years. We're hoping it keeps falling over the next five days."
As per the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the majority of areas ravaged by the bushfires have now received rain.
The fire service tweeted the following good news yesterday: "Relief is here for a number of firefighters working across NSW. Although this rain won’t extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment. […]"
However, while the rain has brought welcome relief, the cleanup and recovery operation will not be so swift, with over a billion animals estimated to have lost their lives in the fires, as per the Guardian. Australia still needs all of the help it can get.
How you can donate:
The NSW Rural Fire Service has multiple options for direct donations. You can donate to the RFS as a whole, or to specific brigades. You can donate through bank transfer, credit card or cheque.
For bank transfers, there is a set bank account (Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service, BSB: 032-001, Account No: 171051). This account is for the RFS as a whole.
This link will take you to the landing page for credit card donations. You can donate to the RFS general fund or choose specific brigades from the dropdown box.
In Queensland, Fire and Rescue advise that you can donate both money and items through the website givit.org.au. The website allows fire-affected communities to list what they specifically need, from water tanks in Yeppoon to school uniforms in Zillmere.
In Victoria, the Country Fire Authority has two bank accounts - one for specific brigades and one for the general fund.
If you cannot find the particular brigade you are looking for, you can contact them directly.