Out of the over 400 episodes he did for his Joy of Painting series he never collected a salary This is PBS he said all the shows are done for free And although he received over 200 fan letters a day he read them all When regular letter writers fell out of touch he called them to just make sure they were doing ok I mean who says oh these orphaned baby squirrels need a home hey they can live with me Or no thanks I don't need a salary in fact all the proceeds from the sale of my paintings go back to PBS And hmmm I haven't received a letter from Betty in Idaho in a while I think I'll give her a ring and check up on her Bob Ross that's who-A precious national treasure and the epitome of kindness and compassion The Man The Myth The Legend Meme

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