A tear-jerking video shows the moment a family was reunited with its lost cat a month after huge wildfires razed their home to the ground. Courtney Weblow can be seen calling out to her cat, Timber, after spotting him while surveying the damage at her parents’ wrecked home in Paradise, California. Timber appears hesitant as his owner calls out to him – but soon comes running, with Weblow unable to keep the emotion out of her voice as she sees him.
She says: ‘You made it. You look so good. We’re right here, we’re here for you.’ Weblow gave Timber some dry food to eat, with the same video showing a buck walking out from the scorched trees from behind some rubble.
The mother-of-two also lost the home she shares with her husband during last month’s wildfires, as well as the small business they ran together. But she said finding Timber safe and well proved considerable consolation for the heartache, writing: ‘After so much loss, this is a testimony of endurance, strength, and love. ‘She is an amazing family cat and we are so happy to have her back into our arms – especially for our 6 year old, Ellie.’ Weblow and her family lost their properties to the Camp Fire, the deadliest wild blaze in Californian history. So far, 85 people are confirmed to have died in the blaze, with 18,804 buildings also destroyed.