In a world engulfed by COVID-19 (coronavirus), we can all catch a break and share some laughter with a viral video of an NBC Montana reporter’s reaction towards an oncoming herd of bison at Yellowstone National Park.
What We Know:
- The masses temporarily forget their troubles when NBC Montana reporter Deion Broxton was live and about to report on something from Yellowstone, when out of the corner of his eye he spotted some wildlife headed his way.
- According to The Baltimore Sun, Broxton is a 27-year-old native of East Baltimore. He was slated to interview Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent after the protected area had been ordered closed Tuesday to ebb the spread of the coronavirus.
- One can see his body tensing up in the video while his eyes keep darting to the right. The viewer never gets to see the bison in the background but Broxton’s reaction provides all the comedy relief they’ll need.
There was a herd of bison walking right toward me at @YellowstoneNPS today! pic.twitter.com/sdrBvojpwF
— Deion Broxton (@DeionBroxton) March 25, 2020
- “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh, I ain’t messing with you,” Broxton is heard saying as he hurries away to his nearby car. He packs his camera equipment in the trunk. “Oh, no. Oh, no. I’m not messing with you.”
- The 18-second video had more than 6.63 million views as of Thursday. After Broxton posted the video, various users turned the clip into a gif and spawned many lighthearted comments on his Twitter thread.
As to not leave the episode unfinished, Broxton posted a video of bison grazing in the grass in the same thread, once he got to safety. He captioned the following tweet, “Here’s the video of the bison I shot once I got a safe distance away lol.”