Her Husband’s Away And The Furnace Breaks. Then Then Repairman Writes THIS On Her Bill
Kathleen Shipman 1/31/2016
When Bridget Stevens returned home to a cold house with her children, she turned up the thermostat. However, the mother soon realized that the furnace wasn't responding - meaning there was a problem.
She needed a helping hand
Bridget normally would have asked her husband Bobby to inspect their furnace. But unfortunately, he was deployed at the time. This meant that her only option was to call a heating and air conditioning company to come and help. After all, it was only 50 degrees in their Pennsylvania home, and about to get colder.
The mother-of-two decided to make a phone call to Betlyn Heating and Cooling, after seeing a sticker with their phone number on her furnace. Being that it was already the evening though, Bridget didn't think she'd get an answer...
Someone to rely on
Luckily - that's when owner, Paul Betlyn, picked up the phone. Bridget spoke to him about the issue she was having with her furnace. At first, he tried to walk her through ways that she could fix it on her own. When nothing would work, he informed her that he was on his way...
While Paul worked on the furnace, the two made small talk. Bridget remembers their conversation:
"I had mentioned in passing that I tried to figure it out with my husband, but since he's deployed and couldn't see it, he wouldn't know what to do."
It only took Paul half an hour to get Bridget's furnace up and running. She was thrilled to have the heat working again, but apprehensive about the cost of the visit. That's when Paul handed her his bill - with an amount that left the mother in complete shock.
A kind gesture for his service
Bridget couldn't believe that the bill read, "Deployment Discount - $1.00." Not taking him seriously, Bridget tried to pay the owner...who refused to accept it.
"When I tried to give him any money at all, he said that the $1 was a joke, and to thank my husband for his service."
Bridget was so touched by Paul's act of kindness, that she shared her experience on Facebook. She even closed it by showing appreciation - saying, "So, thanks Paul Betlyn. My house is nice and warm thanks to you."
You can read Bridget's entire post below:
The importance of helping others
Paul Betlyn was happy to help Bridget, as a way to express gratitude for all that her husband does. If only more people would spread these little acts of kindness...oh what a wonderful world this would be!