The most devastating of tragedies can bring out the best in people and some amazing acts of kindness. Southern California businessman Bob Wilson wanted to do something to help the students and staff at Paradise High School. More than 90 percent lost their homes and belongings in the Camp Fire, according to KGO, and Wilson decided to kindly give all 1,085 a check for $1000 each.
#DEVELOPING Southern California businessman Bob Wilson explains why he flew to Chico to give $1000 checks to students and staff at #Paradise high. “High school was the most carefree time of my life...” #Campfire #abc7now pic.twitter.com/4OxbfOsd8N— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) November 27, 2018
"I just wanted, if I could do anything to put a smile on their face, take their minds off what happened for a short period of time," Wilson said.
#DEVELOPING This picture says it all—what it means to the students of #ParadiseHigh to each receive a $1000 check from Southern California businessman Bob Wilson. #GivingTuesday #CampFire #abc7now pic.twitter.com/qxhf4LUGEc— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) November 28, 2018
Everyone is certainly very grateful.