Heartwarming image shows baby deer rescued from California fires

The California Highway Patrol is being praised for rescuing a baby deer from the fires devastating the town of Redding.

On Saturday, CHP San Francisco shared a heartwarming image of the young animal licking an officer, adding the message: “City cops in the country! SF CHP deployed to the #CARR fires in Redding. Not sure we know what we’re doing in this pic but baby deer pulled from fires and turned over to rescue org. God speed @CAL_FIRE and all other agencies providing mutual aid. You are truly the Bravest.”

Social media agreed with that assessment, with one person writing, “Thats so awesome, great job, officer, if everyone could be like that, world [would] be a better place.”

Someone else stated, referring to the deer, “Even that little one knows a real hero.”

And another user remarked, “Loving how the baby deer is licking his face.”

Meanwhile, a fellow commenter expressed some concern, writing, “Loving kindness saves this baby. I wonder about the mom.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, the so-called Carr fire has thus far claimed the lives of at least five people and consumed 89,000 acres of land.

And the blaze continues to rage on, with authorities noting that only about 5 percent of the fire has been contained.