Today's feel-good story hails from Staten Island, where three Lowe's employees stayed after work to repair a veteran's wheelchair.
Vietnam War veteran Michael Sulsona lost both of his legs in a land mine explosion in 1971 and has been using a broken-down wheelchair for the past two years. Sulsona had reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) numerous times asking for a replacement, but was told he was "not entitled to a spare wheelchair," according to a letter he wrote published in the Staten Island Advance.
While running errands at Lowe's earlier this month, his wheelchair collapsed. Sulsona wrote that three employees rushed over to assist him.
"They took the wheelchair apart and replaced the broken parts and told me, `We're going to make this chair like new,'" Sulsona said. "I left 45 minutes after closing hours in my wheelchair that was like new."
Unsurprisingly, the VA gave Sulsona a new wheelchair after his story began circulating online. While he was grateful the VA finally paid attention to his needs, Sulsona said he wants people to know how helpful the Lowe's employees were.
"This whole story is based around three good guys," Sulsona told the Staten Island Advance. "I think it's really important that we all be like these people who wanted to help me; things would be so much easier."
Well said, sir. We could all learn a thing or two from these kind gentlemen.