After one of his clients’ daughter shared an invoice the grandma received, the plumber went viral for waiving the fee of a 91-year-old woman who is suffering from terminal cancer.
Random acts of kindness are truly underrated. The amount of positive impact that an unconditional good deed or two can have on another's life is just tremendous. In this day and age, financially helping those in need is also a major way to help people that could definitely be benefited from such acts. In a heart-warming story from the UK, a plumber named James Anderson from Burney, Lancashire received immense praise and respect for his selfless deed. After one of his clients’ daughter shared an invoice she received, the man went viral for waiving the fee of a 91-year-old woman who is suffering from terminal cancer.
Plumber Anderson has created a crowdfunding page where he offers free plumbing and heating services for the disabled and the elderly. That is one in a million right there James, good on you! "Weʼre raising £4,000 to support Depher CIC community initiative. Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Response. Delivering life-saving support." he writes on another crowdfunding site.
According to reports, Anderson who is 52-years-old, father of 5 and grandfather of 3 was called to fix the boiler of Christine Anne Rowlands' elderly mother. Anderson finished the work assigned to him perfectly and when Rowlands asked him how much she owes him for the job, he told her he would send her an invoice for the same. However, when the invoice did end up reaching her mail, she was blown away to discover that the total amount charged for the work was £0. The main reason that Anderson did such a thing was the fact that Rowlands' mother is suffering from terminal cancer, so he chose to do the work for free, rather than charge them the bill of £480.
What a lovely act of warmth and kindness. In return for such a good deed, we'd like to offer James his next 12 months of Public Liability insurance free of charge. If anyone knows his Twitter account, contact number or email address please get in touch. Rhino.— Rhino Trade Insurance (@RhinoTrade) September 16, 2019
Bored Panda confirmed from Anderson that this kind act is not an isolated event, in fact, it is part of a greater initiative. It goes back to 2017 when Anderson started a non-profit called Depher CIC whose primary mission is to organize free plumbing and heating services to people who are disabled, without family to support and the elderly in need. "All profits and extra funding goes to the local community, community kitchen and community groups as well as the homeless. We are not for profit" says the non-profit's description. Since 2017, Depher CIC has helped over 2,000 people in need.
Needless to say, this particular deed by Anderson was received with much praise and support when the news about the invoice went viral. It also led people to his initiative which gave it some well-deserved publicity. You can also help Anderson continue the good work by supporting him in whatever way you can here.
Now for some good news.... https://t.co/HjMsyWwjoz— Bradley Blakeman (@BlakemanB) September 18, 2019