Seventy-five-year-old Leonard Bullock lives in a dilapidated home. One day, Union Pacific railroad inspector Josh Cyganik overheard a couple of local kids making rude comments about Mr. Bullock’s house. The railroad inspector decided to do something about it.
According to his July 15th Facebook post,
. . . I was at work a couple weeks ago, and I heard two teenage boys walk by this old man’s house . . .[and] they said loud enough for me to hear ‘look at this crappy house they just need to burn it down’! . . . So I’m asking if anyone that wants to help this Saturday to volunteer their time to help paint this gentleman’s house!”
He was surprised with response that he got.
I stopped counting at ninety-five volunteers, but everyone showed up excited and willing to help.”
Volunteers who were willing to help came from as far as California, Washington, and Texas. In an interview with Daily Mail, Cyganik is quoted saying, “According to the media, I’m a hero. I’m not a hero, I just heard something that bothered me.”
The railroad inspector overheard teens say, “Look at this crappy house, they just need to burn it down,” referring to the old abode pictured above.
He asked for volunteers to help fix the house by posting a Facebook status about it, and he was surprised with the overwhelming response he got.
There were volunteers who came from Texas, Washington, and California.
“I stopped counting at ninety-five volunteers, but everyone showed up excited and willing to help,” shared Cyganik.
“I was raised to respect the people who came before you, to help others out who don’t have much.”
All their hard work transformed Mr. Bullock’s house!