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A video has surfaced showing Brother Nature, a social media personality who became famous for befriending wild animals, being brutally beaten in a pizza shop in Florida.
The video shows Brother Nature, whose real name is Kelvin Peña, on the floor of La Sandwicherie in Miami, not fighting back as another man repeatedly kicks him in the head. Bystanders can be heard telling the man to stop, but nobody steps in.
“I know there’s a video out of me getting jumped, everyone in the pizza shop literally just watched, with their phones out, and did nothing,” Brother Nature tweeted. “Oh well.”
I know there’s a video out of me getting jumped, everyone in the pizza shop literally just watched, with their phones out, and did nothing. Oh well 🤷🏽♂️— Brother Nature (@BrotherNature) December 7, 2019
The rest of the video shows the same man assaulting Brother Nature yet again in the parking lot.
The alleged assailant goes by the name of @phatdabb_gmn on Twitter, and reportedly posted videos of the incident to his own account, alongside a tweet claiming that he “beat the dog shit outta brother nature in la Sandwicherie.” The tweet and original videos have since been deleted.
The Daily Mail claimed that one of the videos deleted by phatdabb_gmn showed Brother Nature asking to order food at La Sandwicherie when it appeared as though the shop was getting ready to close for the night, something the attacker then used as an excuse to beat the internet personality up. That particular video does not seem to have resurfaced as of yet.
Internet personality Brother Nature took to Twitter to address the videos that surfaced of him being attacked at a pizza shop in Miami:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 7, 2019
“I know there’s a video out of me getting jumped, everyone in the pizza shop literally just watched, with their phones out, and did nothing.” pic.twitter.com/GjI7FKCNHR
Brother Nature rose to fame after a video of him befriending a deer he named Canela went viral. He has continued to win over the internet by befriending and helping all sorts of wild animals, earning him the moniker Brother Nature, as well as a reputation for being a gentle and positive influencer.
In fact, the attack on Brother Nature took place while he was in Miami helping with a beach clean-up project, only a month after he posted on Instagram that he was recovering from a severe form of malaria.
And while the people in the shop may not have done much to help the 21-year-old while he was being assaulted, fans online are certainly sharing their outrage.
“Bruh beat up Brother Nature like it was some accomplishment, you beat up a dude who feeds Deer in the forest,” Twitter user @JonMarcell_ wrote. “You get no cool points for that.”
Another compared bragging about beating up Brother Nature to bragging about beating up Mr. Rogers, LeVar Burton, or Bob Ross.
“Why don’t yall Floridians have the same energy with George Zimmerman but y’all attacking unproblematic ass Brother Nature? 2019 is cancelled,” Twitter user @1stOfHisName questioned.
Bruh beat up Brother Nature like it was some accomplishment, you beat up a dude who feeds Deer in the forest. You get no cool points for that.— Jon (@JonMarcell_) December 7, 2019
Some dude who jumped Brother Nature, posted it to the internet – like he beat Jon Jones ass or some shit? That's like bragging about fucking up Mr. Rogers, LeVar Burton, or Bob Ross. pic.twitter.com/kfIajBkAsh— The War On Christmas (@kwanzer) December 7, 2019
Why don't yall Floridians have the same energy with George Zimmerman but y'all attacking unproblematic ass Brother Nature? 2019 is cancelled. https://t.co/KmZ0EUYJxU— вℓαᴄƙғуʀε🇬🇭 (@1stOfHisName) December 7, 2019
The Animal Kingdom getting in formation after hearing about Brother Nature getting jumped pic.twitter.com/Rw5NZ2mcPd— Teddy_Harris3 (@Teddy_Harris3) December 7, 2019
Twitter user @itsvlexis pointed out that Brother Nature was “clearly not fighting back.”
“He’s curled up trying to protect himself… brother nature is genuine kind guy. Those ppl in the restaurant didn’t even help him smh. I hope that guy gets his ass beat,” itsvlexis tweeted.
He clearly not fighting back in the first fight yet the guy still goes out for some more after he’s curled up trying to protect himself... brother nature is genuine kind guy. Those ppl in the restaurant didn’t even help him smh. I hope that guy gets his ass beat pic.twitter.com/02PvgDWp9a— Alexis💋 (@itsvlexis) December 7, 2019
Until y'all show me an actual video of Brother Nature being disrespectful, that dude is doing that shit for attention.— #SkinCareBully | Sallie Mae of Skin Care (@CruzanChoklate) December 7, 2019
He was a lil too happy posting how he beat that dude up.
Canela would’ve pulled up on bro like this pic.twitter.com/GKe9pIhhPV— inhxman (@inhxman_) December 7, 2019
Seeing a video of Brother Nature getting beat up and not fighting bad has me salty af this morning. People are so fucking cruel... and for clout smh— elexus jionde. (@Lexual__) December 7, 2019
Many are encouraging Brother Nature to report the incident to the Miami Police Department. Some are even sharing the videos and phatdabb_gmn’s deleted, incriminating tweets with the Miami Police Department’s Twitter account.
Brother Nature has yet to comment any further on the incident.
Rachel Kiley is a writer who sometimes writes things and sometimes is based in L.A., but is definitely always on Twitter @rachelkiley.