Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Even helping one woman save six of her horses, she hurried to load chickens, neighborhood dogs, as many animals as she could, but she couldn’t get her stubborn pig Bruce to load into his trailer.
“By that time I was driving away, I was just so sorry I had to leave… I couldn’t load my pig,” Alegria said. “I remember thinking, I can’t turn around, the fire is already burning the valley.”
The Campos family was certain they lost Bruce, a staple in the community loved by neighbors across the county. However, Bruce would be the silver lining to the family’s devastating story, something that they desperately needed.
“When the neighbor came back on Sunday morning to check on things, she called and said, ‘Guess what? Bruce is right here,’ that was hope,” Alegria said. “If that darn pig can survive then we can pull through this too.”
The Campos family said Bruce is a symbol of all they can overcome. A photo of him went viral on social media, and watching the world’s comments have brought them laughter and joy they haven’t had since the fire broke out.
Heh (but sad).