Taking that extra step

Home Depot employees pitch in to build boy's walker

Taking that extra step
A Home Depot employee is seen outside a store in Los Angeles, on March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

CEDARTOWN, GA. — Home Depot employees went beyond the call of duty recently when they pitched in to help a family at one of their stores.

Christian and Justin Moore have a two-year-old son, Logan, who has hypotonia, which impacts his motor skills.

So Christian watched a YouTube video tutorial on how to make a gait trainer to help him walk, in case insurance wouldn’t cover it, according to CNN.

The family then went to a local Home Depot store and asked for help finding the parts.

But instead of showing the way, employees suggested they leave — and go and have an ice cream while they put together the device, free of charge.

When the family returned, the PVC walker was ready, complete with Logan’s name on it.

“I couldn’t believe they were willing to do that. It took everything I had not to cry because it hasn’t been an easy road for my son. He has had a hard time doing things that would be easy for most children his age,” said Christian.

Home Depot employee Jeff Anderson later posted about the experience on Facebook: “Everyone was crying to see Logan walk around with the biggest smile on his face.”

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