When we think of Home Depot, your mind automatically goes to lumber, electrical supplies, and other home improvement needs. It’s a DIYer’s paradise.
But for one mother, it became much more than that. It became a place of hope.
Brittney Hinkley’s son, Oliver, has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down.
Due to insurance, Hinkley has had to cut back on his therapy time.
Hinkley decided to build her disabled son something to work on at home, so that he could continue to try and progress.
That’s when she took a trip to Home Depot in Waco, Texas.
But she never could have anticipated the kindness she experienced when she got there, all thanks to a hero employee named Joe.
As the mom explained to Joe what she was looking for and needed, the employee carefully looked over the instructions she’d brought with her.
He helped them find the right size pieces and got to know more of their story.
“He just told us, stroll around the store for 30 minutes, come back and I will have all the items you need and I’ll put it together so you can see how to assemble it at home,” Hinkley told KWTX News.
Not only did Joe suggest sizes to fit her son better, but the store gave them what they needed free of charge.
“This little item, made of pvc pipes and glue, is everything to me and my son. It gives him the gift of being able to walk,” Hinkley posted on her Facebook page.
“So I think you all from the bottom of my heart for helping this little family out.”
With so many of the bad stories that we hear on a daily basis, it’s wonderful to read and see an act of kindness that can potentially change the life of child.
Or even a parent. “A regular day, turned in to one I’ll remember forever.”
The world would be a better place if we could all be a little more like Joe.
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