"It might be because today is 9/11 but this is the cloud formation I saw driving into work today," he wrote.
In the midst of all the chaos that has been 2020, we've also been witnessing some breath-taking moments, like one this Florida man shared on his Facebook. Matt Snow was on his way to his job on a Wednesday morning when he happened to take a glimpse of the sky only to have his jaw drop, reports Daily Mail. Snow, a teacher in Oakleaf near Jacksonville, then whipped out his phone after looking at the misty landscape at sunrise and captured what looked like a winged figure on the left and another resembling a person in firefighter gear to the right. To top it all, the photo was taken on September 11—18 years since the infamous terrorist attack.
INCREDIBLE: A Florida viewer shared this photo on a day where we are remembering the many lives lost during 9/11 "This was the cloud formation today on my drive into Oakleaf. To me, it looks like a firefighter running toward an angel." (Credit: Matt Snow) pic.twitter.com/9z4V4udrat— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) September 11, 2019
Snow shared the image using the hashtags "Never Forget" and "Patriot Day" before adding a befitting caption: "It might be because today is 9/11 but this is the cloud formation I saw driving into work today," he wrote. "Doesn't it look [like] a firefighter running with a hose and an angel with the sun perfectly behind it?" The post shared by the teacher has received hundreds of thousands of likes, with publications across the country sharing the incredible story with their followers. Fox 35 even got in touch with Snow to ask him what was going through his mind moments before he captured the amazing photo. He said he was left bewildered and wondered if all this was real. "I couldn't believe what I just saw," he said. "My wife and I are both teachers and we drive that road every morning with our kids. Out of all days, today it looked like that."
INCREDIBLE: This photo was taken in Florida on a day where we are remembering the many lives lost on 9/11.— 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) September 11, 2019
"This was the cloud formation today on my drive into Oakleaf. To me, it looks like a firefighter running toward an angel." #September11 🇺🇸
(Credit: Matt Snow via @FCN2go) pic.twitter.com/jFu9959bdo
People online, too, were impressed by the unique photo doing the rounds and chose to share what they thought of it. "An angel and a fireman," a user named Angela Bebout, wrote. "Brought tears to my eyes!", Texas Ison added. Denise Sloan pointed out that she saw a "Warrior" taking on an "evil man", before pointing out that it was because "I might watch too much Sci-fi." When another user posed a question as to what people saw when they looked at the picture, Theresa Gamer Davidson wrote: "I see the top helmet and top of a body of a fireman seems to be carrying something." Lauren Massey wrote: Wow!!! That is unbelievable and breathtaking at the same time!!" June Robertson King wrote: "That is almost unbelievable. Thank you for sharing!" Peggy Nowacki called it "God's Work" and added: "I believe it is one of God's awesome ways to say all the brave people who died that day and because of it are at peace in His arms."
Amazing! Thank you for sharing this beautiful, awesome picture!— Amy Hazzard (@AmyHazzard2) September 11, 2019
Robin Lee added: I see a firefighter with an axe." Meanwhile, people on Twitter were far more imaginative with their responses and likened the scene from the picture to things they'd encountered in their lives. Eric Fuentes Rocks wrote that he saw what "Looks like Godzilla looking at a pokemon." Spivey III added: "I see disc golf." Romeobluez said it "looks more like a scene out of HALO", which is a highly popular video game series involving American military science fiction characters that consequently hit the market back in 2001. On September 11, 2001, as many as 2,977 victims died, including 412 emergency workers who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center. The attack, orchestrated by Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, resulted in the death of 343 firefighters and several others in what was the worst ever large-scale terrorist attack on the United States.
Never forget! Thank you to all our first responders who sacrificed and gave up life to help others. RiP— Trey Tinch (@coacht247allday) September 11, 2019