Pennsylvania Repairman Charges Military Wife Just $1 Instead of $150
Bridget Stevens’s husband is out overseas with the National Guard. When she came home to a cold house she knew furnace needed repairing.
Stevens gave the repairman a call but nothing prevailed. That is when Paul Betlyn of Moon Township’s Betlyn Heating and Cooling decided to drive out to take a look at the furnace himself.
After doing the job, Betlyn left Stevens this:
Bridget Stevens wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post that has gone viral:
“He said that the $1 was a joke and to thank my husband for his service,” Bridget Stevens wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post that has gone viral.
Betlyn said the job normally would have cost about $150, but he gave Stevens, a mother of two, a “deployment discount,”” reports Fox News.
Betlyn told ABC News:
“I’m not the hero here…The deployed, they’re the heroes.”
“As he was working on the furnace, we got to talking about Bobby and the deployment,” Stevens 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.”
The woman was “apprehensive” about how much it would cost. But, when Betlyn handed her the bill she was in awe.
“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.”
A family tradition Betlyn wanted to continue.
“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,” Betlyn told ABC News. “And when I heard about Bridget with her husband being deployed…I put the milk on the table.”
Betlyn then decided to start a Go Fund Me account to “help raise money to send families overseas to meet with loved ones during lengthy deployments.” So far, over 10,000 dollars has been raised in just 4 days for the “Military Deployment Kisses Fund.”