Just when you thought you couldn’t love The Band Perry any more … This happens. The superstar sibling trio recently stepped up to help with funeral expenses to bury a mother and eight children who were tragically killed in a house fire in Greenville, Kentucky. Only two family members — the father, Chad J. Watson, and an 11-year-old girl — survived the fire Thursday morning.
The Perry siblings’ representatives contacted the Watson family and offered to take care of all the expenses and also offered to pay hotel expenses for family members staying near the medical center where the two surviving Watsons are being treated. A family friend stated, “I don’t know why The Band Perry reached out to the family other than they are just very gracious. The family doesn’t have any personal connection to the band before now.”
As news of the group’s offer spread, hundreds of people posted messages of gratitude on the band’s Facebook page. “I’m a volunteer firefighter here in Muhlenberg County and I want to thank you for your generosity and support you have given to the Watson family,” wrote Willam Michael Vick. “You guys are truly amazing.”
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Watson family and the Greenville community, and we, likewise, thank The Band Perry for proving there are still wonderful, selfless people in this world who do for others without hesitation. Kimberly, Neil, and Reid, you are an inspiration.