Father and his two twin sons cut enough firewood to fill 80 trucks. Nobody could guess this is what they will do with it..
Once in a while, we stumble upon a story of a good deed or an act that melts our hearts.
You know what we talk about. It could be a story where someone goes above and beyond to facilitate an act of great charity, or maybe something as simple as someone doing something nice without anticipating anything at all in return.
Doing such acts usually carry its reward in a sense of true bliss upon one’s soul. That said, it’s always nice to recognize those who make a genuine effort to make the world a better place.
Shane McDaniel and his two twin sons, Henry and Harrison, fit in that category really well. Shane spent a good deal of time harvesting firewood with his father when he was a child, and was eager to get his 21-year-old boys to help him continue the tradition..
The McDaniels, who live in Lake Stevens, Washington, had their work given to them in the wake of a heavy storm.
As Shane explained: “I had a lot of wood I had to cut because of storm damage and trees that were brought down. It just kept piling up and piling up. Once it got to such an enormous amount of wood we decided we could do something better with it."
They put their heads together and settled on a solution that would not only clear the wood, but also help a great deal of other people at the same time.
McDaniel, telling to PEOPLE Magazine, said: “The Pacific Northwest is a pretty rugged area, it’s cold and wet. Once I started, I saw the need and my eyes were opened up. So many people were stopping and asking to buy it and we just started giving it away.”
All told, the cutting work started in March and went all the way through until October 2018, during which time Shane, Henry and Harrison chopped enough firewood to fill a whopping 80 trucks.
Shane posted on Facebook a plea for collection. Yep.. they had more firewood than they knew what to do with.
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As expected, Shane’s post became viral. Most people were taken back by the family’s generosity, and there were even those who volunteered to help distribute the firewood to people who were unable to come and get it.
“It’s a pretty wonderful thing to see. You can just see this feeling of pride and sharing that I don’t think they had before..”, Shane said. “When you do good things for people, they don’t forget. I love helping people.”
What an act of helping the community, and what a way to show your compassion as a family! Shane, Henry and Harrison, we salute you!
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