Repairman Gets Emergency Call From Desperate Mom, Then Leaves Note About Her Newborn On Receipt.

surprised mom next to receipt with handwriting on it

When a furnace breaks down in winter, it’s never convenient. But one family found themselves in a particularly bad situation when their furnace broke just one day after they brought home a new baby. With a snow storm on the way, they knew they were in big trouble.

“Instantly I panicked, thinking I have a two-year-old here, I have a (newborn) coming home in a couple days and this was before the big, huge potential snowstorm,”Jesse Hulscher– a Willmar, Minnesota father of two– explained, seated with his wife and two sons looking on.


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“I was trying to stay calm and not add to the panic,”added his wife, Maria, who just the day before had given birth to their second son, Adler.


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Jesse immediately called a local repair shop, Magnuson Sheet Metal, hoping they could send someone out on such short notice.

Fortunately, the repairman got the furnace up and running again within the hour… but the real surprise came when the Hulschers received the bill.


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“When the invoice arrived a few days later, I opened it up and looked at the receipt, and it said, ‘No charge — take care of the new baby,’”said Jesse, his voice still struck with surprise at the random act of kindness.

The company manager, Craig, later said he wanted to congratulate the young couple on the birth of their son, but “didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl, if I should buy pink or blue,”so thought “let’s get the child heat — how does that sound?â€


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Blown away by the kind gesture, Jesse posted about the experience on his Facebook page and later came to discover that Magnuson Sheet Metal has a reputation for generosity and kind acts.

“I’ve had a similar experience working with Craig and the Magnuson Team!”one person replied. “They always went above and beyond for me.â€


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Another woman related her experience– 15 years earlier– when a Magnuson employee repaired her broken furnace after she was told that it could not be fixed. She later read this note on the invoice: “No Charge, Merry Christmas.â€

Acts of kindness really do happen every day.

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