Home Depot Employees Build The Perfect Mailbox For A 7-Year-Old Boy With Autism

June 23, 2018

Home Depot employees in Gaylord, Michigan, helped a woman build the perfect birthday gift for her 7-year-old grandson -- free of charge.

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

Denise Haight said she was recently at Home Depot when she was approached by two associates, Gary and Lorel. When they walked up to her, Haight was deep in thought, trying to come up with a birthday gift idea her 7-year-old grandson, Cameron, who has autism.

Haight told the employees her grandson is fascinated with mailboxes and was thinking about putting one together for him.

"He loves to put things in, take them out, open the door, close the door, raise the flag, lower the flag over and over (not necessarily in that order!) I was looking to put a mailbox together for his birthday that would be sturdy but able to be moved from room to room," Haight said.

"We talked and brainstormed for a few minutes when Gary told me to trust him and asked if I could come back Saturday morning. He said he had a few ideas and would put something together."

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

Haight returned to the store Saturday morning and met Gary at the service desk.

"He walked around the corner pushing a hand cart with the mailbox atop. I immediately teared up and told him it was perfect! There was a Home Depot apron, a stuffed bear and a few small toys inside the mailbox," Haight said.

"I then asked him if there was a tag on the box so I could pay at the check-out and he said, 'There is no charge for the mailbox, tell that little boy Happy Birthday from Home Depot'."

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

"I must have looked like an idiot pushing the cart through the check out crying like a baby," she added.

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

homed depot employees make mailbox for boy autism kindness
Credit: Denise DeMara Haight / Facebook

Haight shared several photos of the mailbox on Facebook. Now, people are sending Cameron mail!

Mail can be sent to Cam in c/o Denise DeMara Haight 9705 N. Sherman Rd. Frederic, Mi 49733

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