Dozens of strangers came together to fix 75-year-old man’s crumbling rooftop after a plea on Facebook

Dozens of strangers came together to fix 75-year-old man’s crumbling rooftop after a plea on Facebook

Being involved with politics and on social media as much as a lot of us are, it’s very easy to have a cynical view of the medium and the people who use it.  This is a nice reminder of the good in people. David Perez’s 75-year old neighbor was trying to fix his crumbling roof by himself. Perez asked for help on Facebook…

Dozens of strangers came together to fix 75-year-old man's crumbling rooftop after a plea on Facebook

David Perez uploaded the public plea for help on Monday, August 24, after he spotted his frail neighbor, Richard Dubiel, attempting to mend his rooftop in Fremont, California, all by himself.

‘I feel sorry for him but I have no roofing skills,’ he wrote. ‘I would like to see if anyone can donate their time to help him finish. It appears that he has all the materials so looking for free labor.’

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Mr Perez asked volunteers to turn up at his own house at Murphy Court last Saturday morning, so they could approach Mr Dubiel together and offer to help him ‘finish putting shingles’ on his roof.

The post was shared 1400 times, and 40 people showed up to help repair the roof. The man was astounded by the help and support. “You see so much negativity and out here… this was positive.”

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