Nowadays, having a broken boiler can be a very serious, costly and even deadly problem for elderly folk like us. What more with high energy prices these days.
Thankfully, there is at least one plumber who understands the problems that old people face when they have a broken boiler.
A kind-hearted plumber from Burnley, UK became an internet sensation after a receipt from one of this daily work went viral on social media.
James Anderson, the Good Samaritan of a plumber was praised for billing a terminally ill 91 year old woman with leukaemia a big fat zero for fixing her broken boiler.
The 91 year old woman’s daughter, Christine, shared the receipt on Facebook which had the note saying ‘No charge for this lady at all under any circumstances. We will be there 24/7 to help her whenever any problem arises and to keep her comfortable.’
Essentially, Anderson has decided to provide this ailing woman free plumbing for the rest of her life.
Doing such great acts of kindness its not new to this awesome plumber.
He has turned his plumbing company into a socially responsible one which has provided assistance to thousands of people nationwide through cheap or free plumbing bills.
Anderson was driven to transform his company into a quasi-charity after he saw another unscrupulous plumber overcharging another sickly old man.
He then decided that he needed to do more to help the people in need, he said in an interview with news outlets.
A lot of old and disabled people prefer to suffer in silence because they don’t like asking for help, or they simply can’t afford it. Anderson’s job is to stop their suffering.
By cheaply billing these people, Anderson hopes that these people will allocate those savings to something more important.
Anderson’s company, DEPHER, relies on donations from the public, and has been funded by one of the late Queen’s charities.
That being said, Anderson is in debt, owing 8000 pounds to the banks.
He admitted that it is not always possible to provide free plumbing services like what he did for the 91 year old woman if the money isn’t there.
Nevertheless, he tries his hardest to lower his prices, offering a 30% discount even though funds are running low.
Why is he doing this? He answered simply: “It makes me feel good…I plan to expand my company across the country and I will never give up helping people.”
In exchange, all he wants is perhaps a “wide smile and a cup of tea” sometimes.
This man is truly an angel clothed as a plumber. Please share this far and wide so that more people will know about this company.