There was an old guy in his home, and an adolescent made some harsh remarks about it, stating, “Look at this junk place — they should just burn it down.” Leonard Bullock, the 75-year-old owner of the residence, was disgusted by the situation.
Josh Cyganik was unable to get this remark from his thoughts after hearing it. He was well aware that he was under an obligation to act. He’d never forget the elderly man’s expression. At one point, “I observed him drop his head down,” Cyganik added. “I considered yelling at the lads, but I realized that sometimes anger is best left unsaid, and I followed an alternative course of action that paid off more than if I shouted at them.”
That’s why Cyganik claimed he was looking for a way to stop Bullock from getting those kinds of remarks any longer. So he enlisted the help of volunteers and organized a paint-a-thon for the home. Leonard was overcome with emotion when Josh asked if he could paint his home, and he remarked that he would love to see it done in a new colour.
In response to Cyganik’s Facebook post, Bullock granted approval for the project, and a Tum-A-Lum Lumber employee volunteered to contribute paint to the cause. Hundreds of volunteers arrived early on July 18 to begin to work since there was no time for the message to spread like wildfire.
Cyganik said, “I couldn’t believe the turnout.” For reasons of my inability to keep up with the number of guests, I stopped counting at 95, although it turned out to be many more. They even gave Bullock and his wife significant contributions while they sat in lawn chairs and observed the renovation of their property.
Volunteers from throughout the nation, including those from Texas, Washington, and California, visited the residence throughout the day. The Bullocks couldn’t wait for the day to finish because they were so delighted. Late last night at 11:15 p.m. On the porch that night, they were still waving to passing automobiles.
It was all worthwhile, according to Cyganik, for her to give the man the final coat of paint he would likely ever see on the home and to be able to watch him grinning on the porch against a lovely background. “The media portrays me as a hero. I’m not a hero; I was troubled by what I heard. Anyone would have followed suit. Everyone has the desire to do such action in their heart.
Most people, like the good Samaritan, will pass by the sad condition of the newly painted home without even seeing how its occupants are really feeling. On the other hand, Josh took the time to react to what had transpired. God places us in the situation we are in so that we might assist and produce well in the lives of others. Do something kind for your neighbours today, inspired by this article.