Hamish Patterson, or as he refers to himself, “The Illusion,” is kind of a big deal on YouTube, and he’d trade all that fame in for a second to help his cat survive the deadly Woolsey Fire in southern California.
Luckily, he doesn’t have to.
During a short episode of Patterson’s vlog, filmed from a burned down patch of “Spaceship Earth” he calls Rainbow Mountain, viewers can see just how devastating the Woolsey Fire was to the Californian’s home and community.
Patterson shows off his beautiful view of the Malibu hills, surrounded by little but rubble left from his burned down house.
“The skillet made it,” Patterson says as he picks up an ashy cast-iron skillet that survived the fire. “That’s the irony. I am going to cook some food in this thing.”
The silver lining to this story was undoubtedly the recovery of Patterson’s cat. He holds her up to the camera, though he can’t hold back tears.
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