This story about a good deed that came from warming a home will warm your heart…

There’s nothing worse than coming home to a cold house, when it’s freezing outside, and discovering that the boiler is broken. We’ve all been there, and we’ve all had to wrap ourselves in layers and hot water bottles after being told there are no engineers available to help you fix the boiler until the morning.

Well this could have happened to American mum-of-two Bridget Stevens, when she found herself at home, alone with her kids, in the freezing cold. Normally her husband would have been able to fix the heating, but as he is in the army, he was away on deployment and Bridget was holding the fort.


After Betlyn Heating and Cooling in Pennsylvania, USA, received a call from Bridget and couldn’t help her over the phone, the owner Paul decided to go over personally and see what he could do to help fix the problem. What he did next will warm your heart…

” This is a bit lengthy, but I just want to take a minute to acknowledge Betlyn Heating and Cooling. I came home with the boys to a cold house that was 50 degrees. When turning up the thermostat was not kicking the furnace on, I called Betlyn’s, thinking I’d get a machine and have to leave a message, then run to the store for space heaters. Ultimately, Paul, the owner, answered and was very patient as he walked me through different things to do to try to get it back on. When none of that worked, he said he needed to come to the house to fix it.

As he was working on the furnace, we got to talking about Bobby and the deployment. 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.

After he was finished, I was a little apprehensive about how much it was going to cost. He handed me the slip that is in this photo. 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.

So, thanks Paul Betlyn. My house is nice and warm thanks to you.”


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