This week’s feel good story comes to you from Home Depot store #6942 in Cedartown, GA.
The parents of 2-year-old Logan Moore asked a store employee for help with shopping for materials for an item they were trying to build using a YouTube tutorial. The item? A gait trainer for Logan, who has hypotonia, a syndrome that results in decreased muscle tone and can affect walking. After a therapist suggested the gait trainer may help Logan, his parents, Christian and Justin, took to the internet to figure out how to make one, as that they didn’t think insurance would cover the apparatus. Hence, the trip to Home Depot.
The store employee decided she would do more than help the Moores find the items on their list; she and some of her co-workers took the instructions and told the Moores to go get some ice cream and come back in an hour – they would take care of building (and paying for) Logan’s PVC gait trainer. Now, I could go into a rant of how ridiculous it is that, as a parent, you have to worry about whether insurance will pay for something that will help your kid walk, but I’m going to keep it positive and just focus on the awesomeness of store #6942.
Jeff Anderson, one of the employees that helped out, posted about the experience on this Facebook page:
OMG, will you look at the joy on that little cutie’s face? It’s adorable. Logan’s mom told WGN, “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.”
I don’t know how you didn’t cry, Mom, because I’m over here bawling. You go, Logan! [Via WGN]