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This Plumber’s Invoice For Fixing 91-Year-Old Grandma’s Boiler Goes Viral
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This Plumber’s Invoice For Fixing 91-Year-Old Grandma’s Boiler Goes Viral

Not every hero wears capes, apparently, some of them come dressed in a plumber’s clothes. Recently, a plumber from Burnley, Lancashire named James Anderson gained well-deserved recognition for his heroic 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.

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Anderson, the 52-year-old father of 5 and grandfather of 3, was called to fix Christine Anne Rowlands’ mother’s boiler. After the work was done, the woman asked how much she was supposed to pay and was promised an invoice. Once it was emailed to her,  Rowlands was taken aback by the total of the invoice which was £0.

The reason behind Anderson’s kindness was that Rowlands’ mother is suffering from terminal cancer, so instead of billing the family £480, the plumber waived the fee.

The kind act is not an isolated event, in fact, it is part of a greater initiative.

In 2017, Anderson established a non-profit called Depher CIC whose purpose is to carry out free plumbing services to those people who are often left forgotten – seniors and disabled customers.

Since the initiative was brought to life, it has helped over 2,000 people in need.

The heroic work James Anderson does can be hardly ignored. After the invoice went viral, people all over the world praised him for the way he serves his community. Click here if you want to help Anderson continue his admirable work.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

The world needs more heroes like him. If you're reading this: Thank you, good sir, for your contribution to society

Pewtodapew
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2 years ago

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If the old lady wasn't white this racist scumbag probably would have robbed her blind.

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bee pot
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2 years ago

this actually made me cry. when I was caring for my mother during the last few months of her life, I wish I could've taken away some of the financial worry for her. life goes on no matter what, but just this small act of kindness can change someone's life for the better.

Nikki D
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2 years ago

Almost same, I care for my parents and can't afford the plumbing fixes needed. I swear the worry is aging them even faster, and lack of hot water probably isn't helping. It's so much harder to see people who are already so sick have to worry about finances.

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Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

Though I laud his initiative, it should not be up to a decent plumber to make sure that elderly and/or severely ill people can afford to get their boiler fixed. What are the politicians doing? Oh, silly old me, they are taking back control! Boris Johnson, another menace to civilized society, will not be remembered in a good light.

Kaisu
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2 years ago

I know, it's wonderful that there are individuals like these who are kind hearted and willing to help, but it should be up to the government to care for it's sick, poor and elderly!

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

The world needs more heroes like him. If you're reading this: Thank you, good sir, for your contribution to society

Pewtodapew
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2 years ago

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If the old lady wasn't white this racist scumbag probably would have robbed her blind.

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bee pot
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2 years ago

this actually made me cry. when I was caring for my mother during the last few months of her life, I wish I could've taken away some of the financial worry for her. life goes on no matter what, but just this small act of kindness can change someone's life for the better.

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost same, I care for my parents and can't afford the plumbing fixes needed. I swear the worry is aging them even faster, and lack of hot water probably isn't helping. It's so much harder to see people who are already so sick have to worry about finances.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

Though I laud his initiative, it should not be up to a decent plumber to make sure that elderly and/or severely ill people can afford to get their boiler fixed. What are the politicians doing? Oh, silly old me, they are taking back control! Boris Johnson, another menace to civilized society, will not be remembered in a good light.

Kaisu
Community Member
2 years ago

I know, it's wonderful that there are individuals like these who are kind hearted and willing to help, but it should be up to the government to care for it's sick, poor and elderly!

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