Arnold Schwarzenegger is paying attention to the hard work firefighters and volunteers are doing to combat the deadly Camp Fire.
The former Governor of California surprised the brave individuals combatting the wildfire that decimated Paradise, California on Wednesday. The Camp Fire has destroyed more than 17,000 buildings and taken 81 civilian lives.
Schwarzenegger, 71, documented the experience on Twitter. “Today in Paradise I saw devastation and I met people who have lost everything. But I also saw the spirit of America,” he tweeted. “I saw firefighters working 24 hours shifts and I saw volunteers serving food and helping in every way. This Thanksgiving, I thank them for showing what makes us great.”
The “Terminator” star was thanked online for his visit, but Schwarzenegger says he is the one who should be doing the thanking on American Thanksgiving.
“Thank you for your selfless service,” he tweeted. “It was the least I could do… All of you made my day. You inspire me. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!”
The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history and the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. since 1918.