Man's Facebook Post About 75-Year-Old Neighbor Goes Viral (PHOTOS)

The negative impact of social media gets a lot of attention in the press, but social media can also be a powerful force to bring people together to make the world a better place.

This was the case in Fremont, California a few months ago, when 40 strangers met to fix a 75-year-old man's holey roof after a kind-hearted neighbor reached out to describe his elderly neighbor’s struggles in a Facebook post.

Neighbor David Perez put out the public plea for help on Monday, August 24, after he noticed his rather frail neighbor, Richard Dubiel, attempting to mend his rooftop in Fremont, California, all by himself.

“I feel sorry for him but I have no roofing skills,” Perez explained in his post. “I would like to see if anyone can donate their time to help him finish. It appears that he has all the materials so looking for free labor.”

Perez told the volunteers to show up at his nearby house at Murphy Court on Saturday morning, and they would all approach Mr. Dubiel together and offer to help him finish up his roof repairs.

Huge Turnout Led To A Lot Of Much-Needed Repairs

In a heart-warming display of neighborliness, 40 people showed up to work on Dubiel’s roof, as well as several others who brought water, donuts and pizza for the working volunteers.

Dubiel was extremely grateful for the assistance.

“It restores your faith in humanity,” Dubiel noted in an interview with local station KTVU. “I’m just astounded. I couldn’t believe it when this fella knocked on my door and said he wanted to help for free. What a gesture.”

Source: Mail Online

Photo: Facebook/David Perez

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