Here's a little something to brighten your day: A team of U.S. firefighters just got to Sydney and will be helping out with the bush fires that are ravaging the Australian countryside.
Their arrival hasn't gone unnoticed, either! This post by Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, shows onlookers at the airport displaying their support.
US fire fighters arrived at Sydney Int Airport this week, on their way to assist with fire fighting in Victoria.— Shane Fitzsimmons (@RFSCommissioner) January 9, 2020
Coming through, all gathered gave a spontaneous & lengthy round of applause, reflecting the gratitude & admiration we all have for their generosity. #NSWRFS @NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/5epg5y4qxX
The world is watching as the terrible fires consume an enormous portion of land. Many countries are also sending help, like these Canadian fire specialists who spent their holidays battling the blazes.
Huge thanks on behalf of all the people of NSW to those 21 firefighters from Canada who have been outstanding-giving up their Christmas & New Year to give a hand. Heartfelt thanks. NSW won’t forget what you have done.@NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/9yfMUmTBKC— Gladys Berejiklian (@GladysB) January 8, 2020
People are helping in any way they can, from school children doing supply drives to celebrities making donations. Singer extraordinaire Lizzo took time out of her touring schedule to pitch in at a food bank in New South Wales.
We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis, visit https://t.co/aDyjFTSsLE 💜 pic.twitter.com/J5Nn0oyyod— Foodbank Victoria (@FoodbankVic) January 8, 2020
@Lizzo has shown she’s legit ‘Good As Hell’, the superstar was spotted packing food hampers for Australian bushfire victims @FoodbankAus. #AustraliaBushfires #Lizzo— 10 daily (@10Daily) January 8, 2020
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In times like this, it's good to know that people around the world can come together to help out where they can.