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This Old Man Was Struggling To Reach His Goal, So The Community Stepped In

A 75-year-old man named Richard has been attempting to put a new roof on his house for three straight months. Because of his weak knees and calloused hands, he hasn’t made much progress. But he continues to work by himself, because he doesn’t want to trouble anyone with his problems.

That’s when one of his neighbors decided to bring the community together to help him out.

Richard worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was done right.

Richard worked tirelessly to ensure that everything was done right.

He didn’t have anyone he could call for help.

He didn't have anyone he could call for help.

But as you can see, there was much work to be done.

But as you can see, there was much work to be done.

So when all of these people showed up at his front door to help, he couldn’t say no.

So when all of these people showed up at his front door to help, he couldn't say no.

The man was incredibly grateful for this unexpected act of kindness.

The man was incredibly grateful for this unexpected act of kindness.

Local residents and businesses donated everything Richard needed to finish the task!

Local residents and businesses donated everything Richard needed to finish the task!

The whole thing was done by noon that day.

The whole thing was done by noon that day.

But they let Richard nail in the final shingle himself.

For more on this incredible story, check out the video below:

(via Little Things)

If you ever doubt the generosity of others, just remember this story. If every community was as kind as this one, the world would be a better place.