This kind man with a heart of gold fixes things for vulnerable people without charging them any money.
He used to run a business that he shut down in order to create the not-for-profit company Depher.
Although he has been working for free for some time now, it wasn’t until recently that the story of his kindness spread across the country.
Namely, the bill he gave to a 91-year-old lady with acute-leukemia with total of zero dollars to charge was posted online by the woman’s daughter and vent viral.
On the bill, James, who is a father of five, wrote, “No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.”
“A lot of people close to me ask: why are you getting yourself in to debt? Why are you doing this?” he said.
“To me, debt is debt… I would rather owe some money to somebody and another person be alive and happy and safe.”
This is the invoice from plumber, James Anderson in Burnley after fixing a lady’s boiler – gives me a little hope for humanity after all pic.twitter.com/zddMJO2f4a
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Since he started providing free or low-cost plumbing for those in need in 2017, his dept has risen to around $9,940. But he believes that it is nothing compared to the happiness of those he helps.
“It’s an ethos that’s in my heart and it will always stay there.”