Good Samaritan Gathers 100 Volunteers To Paint Elderly Man's Home In An Act Of Kindness

August 11, 2015

A home in Pendleton, Oregon got a much needed coat of fresh paint thanks to a Good Samaritan and an army of volunteers.

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Josh Cyganik / Facebook

Josh Cyganik decided to take matters into his own hands after hearing teenagers mocking the home while the owner, Leonard Bullock, sat on the porch outside.

Cyganik posted on Facebook:

"To my friends! So I was at work a couple weeks ago and I heard 2 teenage boys walked by this old man's house. He sits on the porch all day long. They were on his side of the road and I heard them from where I was. They said loud enough for me to hear "look at this crappy house they just need to burn it down"! I looked at the old man sitting on the porch with his head down and it got me thinking. I went to Brian Christensen at Tum Lum lumber and asked him if he would be willing to donate paint to repaint his house to make it look better! And he agreed. So I'm asking if anyone that wants to help this Saturday to volunteer their time to help paint this gentleman's house! I'm thinking 8 o'clock Saturday morning this weekend across from the UPRR yard in Pendleton on Goodwin Avenue! Thanks everyone for your support."

More than 100 volunteers showed up throughout the day to help rejuvenate the exterior of the old home.

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Josh Cyganik / Facebook

"I stopped counting at 95 volunteers, but everyone showed up excited and willing to help. A lot of people are calling me a hero, but I just wanted to paint a house," Cyganik told ABC News. "That's just how I was brought up... to respect your elders and help people in need."

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