Dad Calls Furnace Repairman For Emergency, Left Without Words By Note On Receipt About Newborn
Cailyn Finkel 4/11/2017
When Jesse Hulscher's wife, Maria, went into labor, he knew that they were ready to grow their family by another one! Little Adler's bedroom was set up, the crib was built and their eldest son was excited to meet his baby brother.
But just one day after Adler's birth, Dad got an unwelcome surprise...
Screenshot via Fox 9 News
After running home to grab some clothes and shower before heading back to the hospital, Jesse discovered that the furnace stopped working. With a huge snowstorm coming their way, and a newborn about to head home, Jesse knew this was the worst-case scenario.
He spoke with Fox 9 News about the disaster:
"Instantly I panicked.
I have a two-year-old here, a newborn coming home in a couple days and this was before the big potential snowstorm."
Jesse frantically called a local repair company, Magnuson Sheet Metal, to fix the furnace. The company's co-owner, Craig Aurand, answered the phone and tried to calm the overwhelmed new father.
Craig told Fox 9 News how the conversation went:
"He said. 'the fan's not working, the furnace isn't working, my wife is in the hospital, we just had a baby yesterday.'
I just said, 'take it easy, we'll be right there.'"
Within minutes Craig was at their door and ready to repair the furnace. After a little bit of inspection, Craig located the problem and repaired the furnace. The heat was up and running, and Jesse was eternally grateful!
Now they would have a nice, warm to keep their family warm - especially during the blizzard that was barrelling towards their city.
But when the invoice was delivered days later, Jesse noticed something odd....
Instead of charging him for the repair, Craig did it for free! The Hulschers were shocked and eager to pay the company's kindness forward.
Jesse shared the invoice on his Facebook page where it went totally viral. Everyone was thrilled to see a locally owned business giving back to the community. But Craig told Fox 9 News that he didn't do it for the acknowledgement, he did it because it's the right thing to do.
"We didn't do it for the PR, we just did it to be good people. That's it. Just to be nice to these people.
That's what this is about."
Thanks to the generosity of Magnuson Sheet Metal, the Hulscher family was able to enjoy their first days at home with baby Adler.
Check out the whole story in the video below!
It's business like Craig's that prove giving back to others isn't outdated! We should all strive to pay it forward in one small way today!
Sources: Fox 9 News / FB Image Credit: Screenshot via Fox 9 News, Facebook/Jesse Hulscher