Hero Plumber - We all should be doing more for those who can't

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Highland Realty 0225 099336

 

As reported in the Washington Post - "No charge for this lady under any circumstances." That was a note left by plumber James Anderson on a bill for a 91-year-old woman with leukemia who needed her boiler replaced. Anderson says the woman, who is receiving palliative care, will have round-the-clock plumbing help if she needs it, and free services for life. Anderson of Burnley, Lancashire turned his plumbing business, DEPHER, into a community project for vulnerable people after he saw an elderly man being "manipulated" by another engineer in the area. Since then, he's helped thousands of people with their plumbing needs at a reduced or waived cost — even when the work leaves him with a loss. "We need to do something more to help the people who need it most," Anderson said. The daughter of the 91-year-old woman he helped described Anderson as an "angel dressed as a plumber," which is just another way of saying he's a straight-up hero.  

 

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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
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What a fantastic story and beautiful person. That plumber has a heart of gold.

Sep 21, 2019 06:31 AM #1
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Brian England
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I love hearing stories like this.  I saw one myself yesterday.  We were in a shop to get my Mom's cell phone fixed and while we were waiting, an old guy brought in a laptop computer that stopped working.  The employee took the computer, did a few things, then voila handed it back to the guy and told him he was good to go!  The old man asked what he owed and the employee said don't worry about it and didn't charge him a thing.  I thought that was pretty cool.  I think the old man gave him a tip, which I would have done as well since I would have expected to pay much more than my tip would have been.

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Dave Rosenmarkle
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Thanks for checking in Kat & Brian. We can only hope that others continue to lead the way in performing those random acts of kindness.

 

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