YouTuber tearfully reunites with his cat after California wildfires

A YouTuber posted a touching video on Sunday in which he proclaimed that the cat he feared lost in the California wildfires had been found alive and well.

Hamish Patterson, who has nearly 70,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, feared that his cat had perished in the flames that destroyed their home. But then he showed the emotional reunion.

“Rainbow Mountain burned down,” he said in the video as he walked around his former home in southern California that had been burned down by the Woolsey fire. “We found the cat. We found the cat. Mike the mini-puma made it. Nothing else did.”

Patterson showed the destruction of his property until he reunited with his feline friend. Then, Patterson got emotional, saying, “My kitty made it. My kitty survived this. I always knew you were the best cat ever. We’re taking you home, buddy.”

The California wildfires have been devastating with nearly 80 confirmed people dead and with nearly 1,000 more missing.

Last week on his Instagram feed, Patterson wrote, “The battle to save our home is strong. The war is not over in our canyon. Our place is directly below the frame of photos where fire retardant is being dropped. Notice heavy fire in background photo two, when the wind blows strong again all bets are off, long night and day ahead waiting. Our family’s prayers and love go to those who have already lost so much.”

A few days later, Patterson said he got the news that his house had burned down. It’s been a devasting month for his family, but he was thankful for the bit of good news he received.

“I’m so happy the cat made it,” he said. “Unbelievable.”


H/T Mashable

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.