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Elderly WWII Vet Calls The Police - Turns Into Incredible Act Of Kindness

Sweltering hot days can be downright unbearable, but the knowledge that you’ll be able to get into a nice air conditioned room at some point makes it a little easier. Of course, AC units and systems seem to pick the worst possible times to stop working, and good luck getting someone out to fix it right away - if you can even afford it, that is. Situations like this can be a pain in the neck, but it can be a particularly harrowing experience for the elderly.

That’s the situation 95-year-old World War II veteran Julius Hatley found himself in recently. The man resides in Fort Worth, Texas, and his air conditioner went down on what was shaping up to be a boiling hot day. He knew things were going to get ugly as the day went along, but he didn’t have anywhere to turn for help. With nowhere to turn, he phoned up the police department and hoped for a miracle.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, his hopes were realized, and that’s because two amazing police officers were the ones that responded to the call. Officers William Margolis and Christopher Weir arrived at Hatley’s home, and they quickly realized how uncomfortable it was inside. The officers conferred for a second, and they came up with a solution.

“I talked to my partner and I talked to the gentleman and said, 'Look, we’re going to help you out. I'll be back in just a little bit. I promise you,'” Margolis explained.

So what did the officers do? They drove to the nearest Home Depot and picked up a new air conditioning unit for Hatley with $150 from their own pockets. They returned to Hatley’s house right away and installed it. Weir’s wife, Jennifer, would share the amazing story on social media because she was so unbelievably proud of her husband and his partner.

“Today they responded to a call, and found a 95 year old man without AC. Margolis decided he would fix that. He went to Home Depot and took his own money to buy an AC for this man. While there, Home Depot managers and employees decided to contribute $150 of their own money to help with the cause,” she wrote. “This is what being an officer is about. This is what the media doesn't report on but happens every single day by officers all over.”

As Jennifer explains, the story caught on, and that has led to a bunch of other amazing things happening for the elderly veteran.

“Since the story was [first shared], we have all worked on getting his central air replaced and a company came forward to do so, completely for free. We are also currently working on getting his windows replaced, his house repainted and groceries every week,” she explained.

This is an amazing story, and Jennifer had every right to be proud and share. By doing so, she sparked even more good things to happen, and that’s always a welcome development.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: Jennifer Weir/Facebook

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