The truly heartwarming video shows the farmer jumping for joy as he welcomed the soothing drizzle on his farm in New South Wales following many months of dry weather.
No amount of words are enough to describe the devastation the Australian bushfires have caused. It has affected property, humans, flora, and fauna on unprecedented scales. There has been major destruction of the grassland, particularly affecting the wildlife and the farming community the most. After several weeks of the bushfires ravaging across the country's southern and western regions, the climate has given way to an unprecedented torrential rainfall that has brought mass relief through New South Wales.
One farmer, in particular, was overjoyed at the onset of the rain, and could not contain his excitement while witnessing the cool healing raindrops falling swiftly on his drought-stricken property. A truly heartwarming video was posted on social media; it showed the farmer jumping for joy as he welcomed the soothing drizzle on his farm in New South Wales following many months of dry weather. In the video, we can see the farmer step outside his ranch and celebrate the rainfall splatter all over the farm, which had long since turned brown due to the drought.
Daily Mail reports, the farmer takes off his hat and looks up at the sky with gratitude as the rain continues to fall on his face. "Send it down. Let's get wet," he says, as it continues to pour. The video then gives a brief look at the farmer's cows as they too happily stand out in the rain with puddles slowly gathering around the property, giving a wonderful sign that the land will soon come back to life. "My cows – here’s some rain to give you some feed," he says to his herd.
A heavy downpour began to grace many of the areas affected by the bushfires on Friday after a significant change of weather had begun to stir the previous day. The rain fell on several regions of Victoria and a large portion in New South Wales, where 32 active fires had been extinguished, thanks to the rain.
Australian farmer celebrates heavy rain on his drought-stricken property https://t.co/MRaFjukOpF— Kofi Tawiah Quansah™ (@kay_tee_cue) January 17, 2020
The forecast for the weekend ahead is a happy one; the heaviest rain appears to be headed for regions around Sydney, the NSW mid-north coast, and Brisbane. This is a boon for firefighters especially, offering them some much-needed hope. Concerns of the wet weather leading to flash flooding and landslides loom on the horizon as talk of the water being contaminated with ash and debris also surfaces.