For most people, going into work is an absolute drag. It means waking up early, perhaps sitting in traffic or enduring busy public transport for too long, working with coworkers that may not be friendly and spending at least eight hours a day doing tasks that, quite frankly, you’d rather not be doing.
Because of this, many would rather spend their weekends and off days relaxing, catching up with family and friends, going out to their favorite places, or just generally taking a well-deserved rest. For Andrew Lumish however, he engages in something completely different on his one off day a week.
Andrew, who owns a mobile cleaning service, decided that one of the most important and rewarding things that he could do with his off time, is to clean the gravestones of fallen heroes. He says that one tombstone could take a total of four months to get sparkling clean, but that the effort is well worth it.
In an interview, he said, “Something bothered me. Their final resting places were total disasters. They’d been neglected from the time they’d been buried.” He added, “If [people] can’t read it at all, they can’t celebrate it, they can’t honor that person, they can’t appreciate that person. Whereas if you properly restore the monuments, you can begin an entire conversation, and potentially, in a figurative sense, bring that person back to life.”
Isn’t that an absolutely selfless and wonderful act? To see Lumish in action, and the incredible before and after images of the tombstones, watch the video below. And if you’re thankful for his amazing hard work, share the video with your family and friends.
Good job, Andrew Lumish! Your excellent work has not gone unnoticed.