Deion Broxton is the Internet hero will all need right now. The Montana reporter was filming from Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday when a herd of bison began encroaching on his personal space. Broxton appears to be a master at social distancing though because as the wildlife continues its push in his direction, he bolts for his car. First though, he drops a quote we could use in the Coronavirus era: “Oh no! I ain’t messing with you!”
Deion was reporting on the national park’s closure due to COVID-19. He posted his reaction of his encounter on Twitter which already has nearly nine million views in 24-hours. He also shared footage of the animals filmed from the safe comfort of his hatchback.
Here's the video of the bison I shot once I got a safe distance away lol pic.twitter.com/uL3XiR2ISR
— Deion Broxton KTVM (@DeionNBCMT) March 26, 2020
Deion has already gotten a shoutout from another legend, Deion Sanders. And of course Internet folk have been remixing the video, creating some funny spoofs in the process.
😂😭🤣 #deionbroxton #jonjones #PARTYNEXTDOOR #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/gLjcFUPoj7
— GusDa3rd (@Gusda3rd) March 26, 2020
One last thing we truly appreciate about the raw video is how Deion made sure to grab all his gear, tripod and all, before jumping inside his whip. The Internet’s champion of the day works as a reporter for the local NBC affiliate in Wyoming.
Eric has revolved in and out of passport controls for over 20 years. From his first archaeological field school in Belize to rural villages in Ethiopia and Buddhist temples in Laos, Eric has come smile to smile with all walks of life. A writer, photographer and entrepreneur, the LA native believes the power of connectivity and community is enriched through travel.