Home Depot Workers Build a PVC Pipe Walker for 2-year Old

His parents planned on building a walker for their son Logan, but the store manager told them to go out for ice cream and come back in an hour.

Jun 10, 2019

Home Depot is the largest big box hardware store in the US and is known for its huge selection of anything home related. From lumber to paint and even home appliances, you can get just about anything there.

Home Depot is also known for excellent customer service and offers help for the do it yourself (DYI) customers that shop there. The company is also well known for giving back to the communities where its stores are located. Now, some workers at the Cedartown Georgia Home Depot took that commitment one step further.

Christian and Justin Moore told 11 Alive News that Logan's physical therapist suggested getting a gait trainer that would help the toddler walk better and have more mobility but they didn't know if their health insurance would cover it or how long it would take to get one.

She found a Youtube tutorial on how to make a walker out of PVC pipe. "I found a video that looked pretty easy and got the list and took it to Home Depot to see if they had everything we needed," Moore told CNN.

When the family arrived at the store, Moore asked an employee for help finding everything on the list and what happened next, totally shocked her.

"They started getting the parts together and told us they would put it together and would not charge us for it," she said. "They told us to go get ice cream and come back in an hour."

When the family returned, they found an already assembled walker personalized with Logan's name on it. Logan was soon wheeling his way through the store. When the parent's tried to pay, they were told, "no way this one is on us," Jeff Anderson, one of the employees who built the walker, posted on his Facebook page.

"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," Moore told CNN. "There are so many children out there with hypotonia, more than you would think." She continued," I am grateful to be able to share that there are still good people around to help."

Anderson posted, "Everyone was crying to see Logan walk around with the biggest smile on his face. ...Thank to all that help and for being a blessing to this family and to this little guy."

A later follow up post from Anderson states that Logan was approved from his insurance for a gait trainer walker and the Home Depot one that was so lovingly crafted will be used for a back-up.

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