Showing kindness to random strangers is a quality only the strongest among us possess. One family was able to bring home their newborn baby stress-free thanks to the kindness of a local company.
During a harsh winter, Jesse and Maria Hulscher, a lovely couple from Willmar, Minnesota, had just given birth to their new bundle of joy. The two lovebirds, together with their two-year-old son, were over the moon because of the new addition to the family.
While Maria and baby Adler were still at the hospital, Jesse rushed home to make sure everything was in order before they could welcome the baby home. But then, he stumbled upon a problem—the furnace had malfunctioned. He panicked knowing it would be hard to find a repairman on short notice.
“Instantly I panicked, thinking I have a two-year-old here, I have a (newborn) coming home in a couple days and this was before the big, huge potential snowstorm,” said Jesse.
The winter was harsh, and the temperature kept dropping. Jesse knew he had to act quickly before his wife and the baby could come home. He was also concerned about his two-year-old son. So, he decided to call a repair service, but he didn’t expect them to arrive soon. But exactly the opposite happened.
After a short while, the Magnuson Sheet Metal employees arrived at Jesse’s house. He explained to them why he needed the furnace fixed so urgently and invited them to help out. The repairman quickly finished the job within the hour—but the real surprise came when Jesse received the bill.
“When the invoice arrived a few days later, I opened it up and looked at the receipt, and it said, ‘No charge – take care of the new baby,’” said Jesse.
Jesse was so moved by the kind gesture. He shared the story on his Facebook page and later found out that Magnuson Sheet Metal has a reputation for being generous and kind to customers.
“I’ve had a similar experience working with Craig and the Magnuson Team!” One person replied. “They always went above and beyond for me.”
The Sun reached out to the co-owner of Magnuson Sheet Metal, Craig Aurand, who revealed that the company maintains a policy of lending a helping hand to families in need during the holidays, free of charge.
Another woman also shared her experience with the company—15 years earlier, a Magnuson employee fixed her broken furnace after she was told that it could not be repaired. She later read this note on the invoice: “No Charge, Merry Christmas.”
Kindness truly goes a long way!