Man Sees His 75-Year-Old Neighbor Trying To Replace His Roof, And Steps Up In A Big Way

When you get to your 70s, the only thing you should be worrying about is the relaxing you’re going to be doing on any given day. By that age you’ve earned the right to kick back and enjoy life without worrying about everyday hassles.
That wasn’t the case for 75-year-old Richard Dubiel who, when his roof began to leak, decided to climb up there to replace the entire thing himself. When his neighbors noticed what he was doing, they did something amazing for him. Just wait until you see…
For several months, David Perez watched his 75-year-old neighbor, Richard, replace the tiles of his own damaged roof. He saw him climbing up and down the ladder several times a day, doing everything by himself.
David did not personally know Richard, but he knew attempting to fix that roof all on his own was a bad idea for the elderly man. So, he wrote a Facebook post to see if anyone with roofing experience could lend a helping hand. “I feel sorry for him but I have no roofing skills,” a portion of David’s letter read. “I would like to see if anyone can donate their time to help him finish.”

Within a few days David’s post had been shared by more than 1,000 people. That weekend between 15-20 strangers showed up to Richard’s home to volunteer their assistance. Countless others brought food and water as well.
The team finished the entire roof in just over four hours. Richard stood nearby for the entire process. From my understanding, he’s a very hands-on person,” David said about Richard. “He was taken [a]back having to observe and not having to work.”

While Richard was originally reluctant to take the help, he was glad that he eventually did. When all was said and done, Richard couldn’t have been more blown away by everyone’s kindness. “You have just restored my faith in humanity,” he said.
It’s so inspiring to see how the public can come together to help someone in need. As Richard said himself, this is a case of faith in humanity restored.

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