Brutus lives! This one is for @kippygo

Kate Winslet and the 90-year-old mother of Richard Branson safely escaped the fire that destroyedthe Virgin Group magnate’s Caribbean home on Necker Island, but there was also another surprise survivor: Branson’s pet tortoise. 

“We came up to the ruins of the great house and we found our pet tortoise Brutus amongst all the ashes, looking very, very well and healthy,” he said in an interview that aired on Today. “He’ll father many more tortoises on the island.” 

So glad to see Brutus is safe and still has the chance to be the first tortoise in space via Virgin Galactic 🙂