‘Survivor 44’ deleted scene: Yam Yam breaks down over burned buff — ‘I feel so stupid’ [WATCH]

·2 min read

CBS has released a “Survivor 44” deleted scene from the fourth episode, and it’s causing viewers worldwide to reach for the tissues. In the video (watch above), Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho breaks down at the Tika camp after he accidentally burns his purple buff in the fire. The 35-year old beauty salon owner from Puerto Rico has been a superfan of the reality TV show for two decades, and he was hoping to keep his buff as a souvenir.

The moment in question takes place on Day 8, one day before the group will ultimately send home Sarah Wade at tribal council. “I can’t believe I did that. I feel so stupid,” Yam Yam whispers to himself after he scorches his handkerchief.

More from GoldDerby

Carolyn Wiger consoles her friend by the camp’s fire, rubbing his shoulders and telling him, “I’m so sorry to see it burn.” Remember, Carolyn is a drug counselor in real life, so helping people who are in emotional states is something she excels at.

SEE ‘Survivor’ winners list: All seasons

“I waited 22 years to be here, to have my own buff and that buff be mine,” Yam Yam explains to the camera. “I was helping with the cooking and I took the lid, which was hot, and I burned it. I know it’s stupid. It’s a piece of cloth. But this purple buff is Bruce, Sarah, Carolyn, Carson, Helen and myself only. Nobody else.”

Carolyn sympathizes with him, stating, “I get it, because it’s like you get attached to that stuff, and we’ve always wanted this … These moments are important to just feel it, it’s okay.”

Yam Yam reveals he has a “collection” of buffs at home already but that, “This is the one that’s mine — it’s not nobody else’s.” He then concedes that perhaps his burned buff now has “more personality.” The clip ends with Yam Yam declaring, “If this is the only thing that gets hurt, I should be okay.”

SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘Survivor’?

Be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win eternal bragging rights and a spot on our “Survivor” leaderboard. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions

Best of GoldDerby

Sign up for Gold Derby's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Click here to read the full article.