If you ask me, our tradesmen and women are very under appreciated. They aim to keep the leaks out, the lights on and the heat to keep us warm. Plumbers especially get a bad wrap but they might have one of the most important jobs of all and I don’t think I have to tell you why. Recently a plumber from Burnley, Lancashire named James Anderson did something that deserves to be recognized and appreciated. He was called by a client to fix a boiler. He gave the customer the invoice and that’s where the unexpected happened. If you’ve ever had to call a plumber to fix anything in your house, you understand just how expensive they can be. Sometimes costing you well over $100 per hour. The plumber’s named James Anderson and he is shocked about the attention he is getting but it is well-deserved. . The customer immediately posted the invoice to social media and people were shocked.
A new boiler can cost someone up to $7,500! When Christine Rowlands mother’s boiler started leaking she called plumber James Anderson who came to the rescue.
He installed a new state-of-the-art, efficient boiler system for the 91-year-old grandmother. The grandmother asked Anderson for an invoice and he promised that he would email it to her asap. She was taken back by what she received.
The invoice came back at a whopping $0.00. When James Anderson was installing the new boiler system he learned some news about Rowlands’ mother. He found out that she was suffering from terminal cancer so instead of billing the family, the kind-hearted plumber waived the cost completely.
James Anderson is a plumber at Northern Plumbing & Heating Limited and ate the cost of the new boiler to help ease the burden that the Rowlands family is dealing with.
What’s most unusual is that this is not an isolated act of kindness. It is, in fact, part of a greater initiative Anderson is proud to be a part of.
In 2017, Anderson founded a non-profit called Depher CIC which is an organization with the purpose to offer free plumbing services to people who are often left forgotten – senior citizens and disabled customers.
He takes the time from his business in order to offer these services to those most in need. He doesn’t ask for anything in return and deserves a pat on the back for his heroic efforts. We need more people like him in the world. If you would like to support James Anderson and his quest to help those who need plumbing services, you can visit crowdfunder.
When Christine Rowlands posted the invoice online it immediately started to gain attention. People were thrilled to see such a heroic act of kindness. Here’s what some of them had to say.
I couldn’t agree more. This man deserves to be recognized.
Some people need and deserve help if we can offer it.
James Anderson is also a very generous man for doing this.
There is still good in this world.
Plumber jokes! I see what you did there.
A inspiration that will hopefully spread into other communities around the world.
Well done indeed.
There are plenty of good hearted people out there. Maybe if we give more recognition to good deeds, more people will be motivated to do them.
An act of kindness can move mountains.
Good deeds make a world of difference, especially to those who need help.
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There is still a lot of good in the world and it deserves to be recognized and appreciated. Small acts of kindness go a long way, especially for those who truly need help but cannot ask for it themselves. We should all be inspired by James Anderson’s actions and try to do a little more to help out our own communities. No matter how small, your actions can change the world of we all started somewhere.