With nothing but an Akubra hat on his head, an Aussie farmer has run naked across his farm at the glorious sight of rain as the country endures the worst drought in almost twenty years.
The rain, which showered parts of New South Wales over the weekend, was the state’s first in months. And though the rain unfortunately won’t end the drought, it was still such a sight to behold.
Farmer Glen Bloink can be seen sprinting into the rain in a Facebook video posted by his partner Min Coleman. Uploaded yesterday, the video has since attracted over a million views and over a thousand comments.
You can catch the video, below.
Chatting to the ABC, Coleman shared they were “doing it pretty tough” so when the rain finally poured over Dubbo, New South Wales Bloink “thought he’d rejoice in it”.
Even though the rainfall will reportedly end tonight, Coleman told the ABC she wanted to share the video to encourage other farmers in similar conditions to keep battling and to spread hope.
The much needed rain also hit Queensland with the Bureau of Meteorology recording a number of scattered rainfall across the state – 70 per cent of Queensland is currently in drought.
Earlier this month, the NSW Government’s Department of Primary Industries declared the state was 100 per cent drought-affected.
Across the country, drought relief fundraisers have been held in many forms from Farm Aid Telethons to numerous pledges. Earlier this week, Nine’s Today Show telethon raised $7.6 million for Aussie farmers while the NRL pledged $100 for every point scored in September’s Telstra Premiership Finals Series. The money scored will go to the Rural Aid and National Farmers Federation.
Broadcasters Nine, through their Nine Cares program, announced they would match the NRL’s pledge meaning $200 will be donated for every point scored.
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