California firefighter's selfie goes viral

SAN MARCOS, California (KFMB) - A quick selfie that San Marcos firefighter Tim Bergon took to let his wife know he was OK has gone viral on Facebook.

"We were kind of shocked at how people responded honestly: 17 but I guess it just really shows you how much that meant to everybody because of what they did."

The owners of "Plan 9 Alehouse" in Escondido are friends with the firefighter and his family. They wrote "thank you" and posted Bergon's selfie on their Facebook page.

"It touched us, so we passed it on," owner Monica Calles said.

In the photo, you see the father of three young kids sharing a smile with his family as he takes a much needed break surrounded by fellow firefighters resting on dry grass, even concrete and this one on top of a utility box.

"You see how exhausted they are it just makes you really, really grateful for all they do and they always do it," she said.

Within a matter of hours this photo went viral receiving more than 30,000 likes on Plan 9 Alehouse's Facebook page alone but shared and seen by thousands more on social media.

"I think they were just really grateful, I think the word everybody was thinking is thank you thank you you can't really say thank you enough."


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