Kabilang ang Mexican-American Hollywood actress na si Salma Hayek sa nalungkot dahil sa nangyaring devastating fire sa historic 856-year old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
Ang Notre Dame Cathedral ang isa sa paborito nilang puntahan ng kanyang French millionaire husband na François-Henri Pinault.
Kaya naman nag-pledge si François ng $113 million para makatulong sa pag-rebuild ng Notre Dame Cathedral.
In-announce noong April 16 ni Pinault that he will take the funds from his family's investment firm, Artemis in order “to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame,” ayon pa sa report ng French newspaper, Le Figaro.
Ang 56-year old na si Pinault ay chairman and CEO of Kering, a Paris-based luxury group behind brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.
Kinasal sila ni Salma noong 2009 in Paris at ang kanilang residence ay malapit lang sa Notre Dame Cathedral.
“As many others I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke. I love you Paris,” post pa ni Hayek sa kanyang Instagram.
Ang 82-year old father-in-law ni Salma na si François Pinault ay may net worth na $37.3 billion ayon Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
The Pinault family’s contribution is the first major donation to reconstruction efforts after the fire engulfed the historic structure, leading to the collapse of the structure’s main spire.
Ang iba pang pledges ay nanggaling kay Bernard Arnault, owner ng luxury goods group na LVMH na hawak ang brands na Moët Hennessy and Louis Vuitton SE among other brands. Nag-plesge ito ng $226 million toward reconstruction efforts.
Ang French oil and gas company Total, which is headquartered in Paris, also pledged another $113 million.
Valerie Pecresse, president of the Ile-de-France region, unveiled $11 million in emergency aid.
Maraming alaala sa maraming tao ang Notre Dame Cathedral, lalo na sa mga pelikulang ginagawa rito at naging inspirasyon ang cathedral.
Kabilang sa mga pelikulang ginamit ang cathedral ay ang The Hunchback of Notre Dame (both the 1939 B&W film version and the 1996 Disney animation); An American in Paris (1951); Breathless (1960); Charade (1963); The Aristocats (1970); Bitter Moon (1992); Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" (2000); Amélie (2001); Van Helsing (2004); Before Sunset (2004); Ratatouille (2007); The Three Musketeers (2011) and Midnight in Paris (2011).