Most heroes are ordinary men. Recently, a plumber was hailed as a savior, and he receives a lot of social media attention and respect for offering free services for the elderly.
James Anderson is a 52-year-old plumber who fixes boilers and pipes. He has five kids, and he’s in debt, but he doesn’t mind that. What’s important for this modern-day hero is to ensure that people who are old and vulnerable shouldn’t suffer from a cold living room. They should not suffer just because they don’t have the funds to repair their boilers.
Burnley plumber James Anderson refuses to take payment from elderly woman https://t.co/rztAZFggC9
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The close friends of James are asking him why he keeps on helping people even if he’s not financially well off. His answer is, “To me, debt is debt. I would rather owe some money to somebody and another person be alive and happy and safe.”
James has helped thousands of older people since he closed his own shop and started his nonprofit company called Depher. He’s helping disabled people and the elderly since 2017, and he’s in debt of $9,940, but he believes what he’s doing is right.
The good-hearted plumber is recognized for his humanitarian efforts, but his compassion for a 91-year-old lady suffering from acute leukemia caught the attention of social media.
The invoice of James circulated online, and it shows he doesn’t charge the old lady. The kindhearted plumber said, “No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible”.
James’ primary objective is beyond what he’s doing to help right now. He said, “I’ve spoken to quite a few engineers around the country, and they’re all for it, it’s just getting the funding. I don’t want any person who is elderly and disabled in this country to die or suffer because of a cold home or a lack of funding to repair the boiler. It shouldn’t be happening – that number should be down to zero. Simple as that.”