The Rude Comment that Led to a Life-Changing Event!

13 Oct

The world has changed.  Things aren’t what they used to be.  No one respects or gives a darn about anyone besides themselves.  These words are commonly spoken today, especially by those missing and reminiscing about the “good ol’ days.”

In the opinion of many, society has basically gone down the drain.

There are many reasons for having this attitude.  One does not have to watch more than five minutes of the nightly news to feel this way.  Clearly, the dark part of society… and all its horrific acts… sells more on TV than feel-good news.

But there are exceptions to all this that tell a different story.  These exceptions might be more common than you think.

The story you are about to read is one such exception that might have you praising the good “current” days.  Here’s the story…

Leonard Bullock was a forklift driver.  He always put in an honest day’s work.  He never got rich, but that was never his goal.  He just wanted a happy life.      Bullock retired in 1995 and married Dorothy in 2000.  The two had met at a church in Walla Walla, Washington.

Bullock has a small monthly retirement that just pays the bills and does not allow him and his wife to do any work on their house.  Over the years, the lack of repairs finally caught up with them.

That’s when Josh Cyganik heard a brutal comment.

You see, Bullock had been sitting on his porch every day for years, and Josh had been waving to him every day for quite a while.  One day, Josh heard two passing teenagers passing say the house was is such bad shape that it should be burned down.

Josh said the look on Bullock’s face was terrible.  He could see the pain the older man felt and didn’t think the elderly should ever be talked to that way and feel that embarrassment.

So instead of just ignoring it, Josh took action.  A couple days later, Josh told some of his friends (one owned a lumber store) the story and asked them for help.  The owner of the lumber store donated paint and several friends said they would help.

But here’s where it gets really good… Josh posted on Facebook asking for help.  His plea instantly went viral and was shared over 6,000 times.  He said that even though his Facebook is private, “the post blew up like wildfire.”

When Josh told Bullock what was going on and asked if they could paint his house, Bullock was ecstatic.  Neither of them expected what would happen that day…

Josh arrived at 8:00 am, and 20 volunteers had already shown up.  Throughout the day, more and more kept coming to help.  It was estimated more than 100 complete strangers showed up to help paint Leonard Bullock’s house.  “It was just a good vibe!  Everybody was happy and excited,” Josh said.  “We received a lot of additional donations from people who didn’t come but wanted to help.  People were dropping off food and drinks all day long. Starbucks even donated six gallons of water and iced tea.”

Now, Bullock’s home looks awesome and he and his wife sit on the porch and smile every day.  Maybe the good ol’ days are still here…

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