Of course, there’s no perfect time for a furnace to break down – but I think we can all agree that when a snowstorm is approaching may be the worst possible time for it to happen.
The fact that a newborn is on the way and the problem seems much more urgent. And bringing a newborn home is stressful enough without the added anxiety of something going wrong.
Back in 2017, Jesse Hulscher’s wife, Maria Hulscher, had just given birth to their son Adler. The baby and his mom would be coming home from the hospital soon.
Jesse knew that with the snowstorm only a few days away, and Adler’s birth coinciding with the forecast, he didn’t have any time to waste when it came to getting the home’s furnace repaired. When the day arrived for Adler to come into the world, Jesse left him and his wife at the hospital while he went home to cope with the broken furnace and try to fix the problem.
It had been a rocky month for Jesse Hulscher and his wife Maria. Like most young couples, they had been struggling financially to carve out a new life together.
So, when the blower fan in the furnace crashed, the father from Missouri began to panic. Instantly, he called Magnuson Sheet Metal to fix the problem.
When he got the company representative on the phone, he broke down and revealed how desperate he was to get the furnace fixed, so his newborn baby boy didn’t have to suffer through the cold Minnesota snowstorm that was slated to dump tons of precipitation onto the Hulscher household on February 23.
“I think Craig sensed the urgency in my voice that I needed someone to fix the problem and asap (need heat in the house for the new baby!). [sic]”
It was a weekend when he called the company, but the company’s co-owner, Craig Aurand, said that a repairman was on the way. And less than an hour later, Jesse’s house was warm again.
But the big surprise came a few days later when the family looked in the mailbox and saw the bill.
It turned out that the company didn’t want the Hulschers to pay anything at all. Magnuson Sheet Metal wrote on the bill that the family should save their money for taking care of their children. It was an incredibly kind gesture, but it wasn’t the first time the company had made repairs for families Maria and Jesse’s.
Jesse posted this image on Facebook, and he immediately received lots of likes and supportive comments.
The company’s owner, Craig, explained to Fox9 that he doesn’t do it for publicity. Instead, he wants to help families in need. And it turns out that the company often offers free services to families in need.
This story is a great reminder that there’s a lot of love out there in the world.
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