When Bridget Stevens returned home to a cold house one evening, a Pensevania repairman came to the rescue in a big way.
The military wife had called her Husband for help with the furnace, but he was overseas on deployment and wasn’t able to walk her through the process over the phone.
With no other option she phoned Paul Betlyn of Moon Township’s Betlyn Heating and Cooling… his patience and understanding were altogether heartwarming.
“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,” Stevens wrote in the Facebook post
Their over-the-phone repair job came to no avail, so Paul decided to drive out to Bridget’s place and take a look in person.
“As he was working on the furnace, we got to talking about Bobby and the deployment,” Bridget wrote. “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.”
Paul fired up the heater and handed Bridget the bill… the charge was only 1 dollar with her hefty “deployment discount.”
“I was completely overwhelmed and in shock when Paul handed me the slip,” Stevens told ABC News. “I didn’t really know what to say, and I still have a hard time finding the words to truly express my appreciation.”
Paul spoke about his motivation in helping the military wife… turns out he was just continuing a family tradition.
“My grandfather was a milkman during the Great Depression and many times he’d go to the door and the woman didn’t have any money for milk. But the baby was crying in the background. So he’d put the milk on the table,” Paul told ABC News. “And when I heard about Bridget with her husband being deployed…I put the milk on the table.”
The Takeaway: If ever you have the opportunity emulate Paul’s respect for the heroes of our nation and the families that wait for them. They give their all so we can live free, and I am very thankful.