Logan Moore’s family didn’t know how they would afford a special walker for a 2-year-old. To their surprise, the staff at the local Home Depot came to the rescue.
As KHOU reports, 2-year-old Logan has hypotonia, a condition that has affected the toddler’s muscle strength and stability. His mother, Christian, told CBS 46 that hypotonia has made it difficult for Logan to walk but hasn’t slowed him down:
“He’s not really the quiet type he’s pretty wild, even though he can’t walk, he’s into everything.”
Logan’s therapist recommended a gait trainer — a kind of specialized walker — to help Logan walk and strengthen his muscles. However, his family worried that their insurance wouldn’t cover the walker.
Instead, they turned to YouTube, where Christian found a tutorial on how to make a walker for Logan out of PVC pipe. She told CNN:
“I found a video that looked pretty easy and got the list and took it to Home Depot to see if they had everything we needed.”
At the local Home Depot in Cedartown, Georgia, Logan’s parents started looking for materials. When they asked an employee to help find the items on their shopping list, they got more help then they expected.
Absolutely incredible! Sweet Logan and his family came in to the Cedartown Home Depot with a mission. They were worried…
Jeffrey Anderson, a Home Depot employee, told KHOU that he and the manager took the project off the family’s hands. Soon, other staffers were jumping in to help:
“My store manager heard about this and we went over to them looked at their plans and said, ‘We got this.’ So we started putting it together, told the family to go and enjoy ice cream and come back in a hour. Other associates started jumping in, and when the family came back, it was done.”
The family came back an hour later to a finished walker, complete with Logan’s name written on it.
Logan was even able to try it out right there in the store. Anderson told KHOU:
“Everyone was crying to see Logan walk around with the biggest smile on his face, and when the family tried to pay us, we said, ‘No way, this one is on us.'”
Christian told CNN that it was an emotional moment for her, too:
“I couldn’t believe they were willing to do that. It took everything I had not to cry because it hasn’t been an easy road for my son. He has had a hard time doing things that would be easy for most children his age.”
Anderson explained to CBS 46 that helping others is part of the “Home Depot culture” and that “it doesn’t matter if it’s a customer that comes in this store or an employee.”
After everything her family has been through, Christian was moved that the Home Depot staff was willing to help them and didn’t even want to be paid. She told CNN how much it meant to her:
“There are so many children out there with hypotonia, more than you would think. I am grateful to be able to share that there are still good people around to help.”