‘Yellowstone’ Star Brecken Merrill Posts Survival Tip with Touching Note to Those Affected by Winter Storms

by Thad Mitchell

The dire situation in Texas caused by a devastating winter storm is on the mind of “Yellowstone” star Brecken Merrill.

On the Paramount Network hit series, Merrill plays the young and curious Tate Dutton, a cowboy in training. Tate spends his days on Yellowstone Ranch observing ranch hands go about the business of tending to cattle. He also spends a lot of time with his grandfather, Dutton family patriarch John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner.

With thousands of Texans still without power trying to survive the cold, Merrill shares a survival tip on social media. He put the post up Friday afternoon along with a heartfelt note saying he is thinking of Texans facing the fight of their lives.

“Thought this (was) worth sharing,” he writes in the post’s caption space. “Please be safe! I’ve been hearing tragic stories of families getting hurt or even dying trying to keep warm.”

Merrill has more than 20,000 followers on Instagram his Texas post took in over 100 “likes” just a few moments after going live.

The cold weather survival tip Brecken Merrill shared gears toward helping Texas residents without power stay warm. Shared on Instagram by someone appearing to be in the same predicament as other Texans, a survivor notes how we kept his family warm.

The poster says to put a tent on a bed and insulate it as best you can with available blankets. This person says his family, including his two children, were able to survive a night without power using this technique. He says despite temperatures inside their home dipping toward freezing, the insulation tent allows them to sleep comfortably through the night.

Brecken Merrill Gearing up for new ‘Yellowstone’ Season

The young child actor is currently in the process of filming the fourth and newest season of Yellowstone. Tate Dutton is in somewhat of a holding pattern until the fate of his family is revealed.

His father Kayce Dutton, aunt Beth Dutton and grandfather John Dutton ended the previous season under siege. What becomes of the family heading into the new season is clearly going to have a great impact on Tate Dutton’s outlook.