Josh Cyganik, a railroad track inspector from Union Pacific, overheard two teenage boys making rude comments on the house of Leonard Bullock.
The two teens made fun of the the 75-year-old man’s house saying that the crappy house should just be burned down. Cyganik knew that Bullock heard what they said and the thoughtless remarks bothered him.
Determined to help the old man, Cyganik posted a message on Facebook asking for volunteers to help him fix the house. His post has quickly gone viral amassing more than 6,000 shares.
On July 18, more than 95 volunteers coming from various places such as Washington, Texas, and California arrived to assist in the project. His fellow railroaders likewise showed up to help. Some strangers donated materials and dropped off food and drinks just to give their share. Even coffee chain Starbucks donated six gallons of iced tea and water for the workers.
In an interview with UPRR<, Cyganik said:
“Yeah, it was a random act of kindness, but to me it’s more about respect. I was raised to respect the people who came before you, to help others out who don’t have much. Leonard can now sit on his front porch for the rest of his years while feeling good about his home.”
Cyganik overheard teens saying: Look at this crappy house, they just need to burn it down!”
Determined to help the old man, Cyganik posted a message on Facebook asking for volunteers to help him fix the house.
More than 95 volunteers coming from areas as far as Washington, Texas, and California arrived to lend a helping hand.
Volunteers cleared the backyard, hauled scrap metal and downed branches off to the landfill.
Others brought some foods and refreshments for the volunteers.
“According to the media, I’m a hero. I’m not a hero, I just heard something that bothered me,” Cyganik said.
“I was raised to respect the people who came before you…”
“…to help others out who don’t have much”
Now here is Leonard Bullock’s house after the extreme makeover:
Inspiring stories like this truly restore your faith on humanity. Kudos to Josh Cyganik and all the volunteers for sacrificing time and effort to make an old man happy!
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