On July 3rd, Jimmy Kimmel posted a tweet that linked Twitter users to the video. A little over an hour later, sports columnist Bill Simmons retweeted Kimmel’s post. On July 4th, a short article was posted on The Huffington Post about the video. On July 5th, YouTuber RayWilliamJohnson posted a video highlighting the Double Rainbow video. On July 8th, Shira Lazar of CBS News posted her interview with Paul Vasquez (Hungrybear9562).“That day I was finishing a note to a friend telling her I was like Noah because I’m building what seems to be like an arc here. I have greenhouses and gardens and fern trees and lots of animals here. Right after finishing that email, I look out there and the colors. I walked out with my camera. What you see in the video is what I experienced. That rainbow lasted over an hour. My camera only captured about 40 percent of the color. It was a lot brighter than you see”.
On July 22nd, Jimmy Kimmel’s official YouTube channel posted a video of Bear in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On July 6th, the user schmoyoho (popular for “Auto-Tune the News”) created an Auto-Tuned version of this video. The song can be purchased on iTunes, and proceeds are split between Yosemitebear and Auto-Tune the News.