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They often say that necessity is the mother of invention and perhaps that is what Timothy Browning had in mind when he went viral for his unique way of clearing snow from his driveway. Although the video is somewhat short, it is wildly popular because it shows Browning standing in his driveway, dressed up as “Cousin Eddie” from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Did we mention that he also is holding a flamethrower?

Anybody who has ever had to clear snow from their driveway will get an instant kick out of Browning’s method of doing so with a flamethrower. The woman filming him at his home in Ashland, Kentucky says, “Browning snow service removal now available.”

Browning snow services. God bless American rednecks!

Posted by Timothy Browning on Friday, December 25, 2020

Browning is doing more than removing snow with the flamethrower, he is also chugging a beer and seems to be enjoying himself. When he posted the video on Facebook, he captioned it, “God bless American rednecks!”

Jordan Podunavac also happened to be taking footage of the event from the sidelines. A friend named Chad posted it to Twitter, writing: “Here’s one way to do some quick snow removal, by flamethrower.”

After the tweet was posted on Christmas, it amassed more than 120,000 views. Many people who commented on it referred to the idea as being “genius.” Others were wondering how they could acquire a flamethrower of their own.