Have you seen Hurricane Bear? He’s the costume bear that bizarrely walked on camera during news coverage of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, and various versions of this video have been viewed on YouTube nearly one million times.
The first time I saw the video I thought “Oh great. Devastation everywhere and what people are paying attention to is a goofy bear!” But then when I checked again I saw that the apparent “official version” of the Hurricane Bear video had added a “Donate at redcross.org” message to the bottom of the screen about halfway through.
So… now I think I’m kind of a Hurricane Bear fan. Think what support we could raise for hurricane survivors if everyone who watched that video donated just $5!