Home Depot workers step up to help disabled Waco boy

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco woman was surprised by a random act of kindness when she went to a local Home Depot to buy supplies to make parallel bars for her disabled 3-year-old son.

Brittney Hinkley had a set of plans for the bars she wanted to build for her son Oliver, who was born with spina bifida, which affects the nerves that control the boy’s leg muscles.

Oliver has been receiving regular physical therapy, but because of complications with insurance, the amount of time he spends in therapy has been cut back, Hinkley said.

She planned to build the parallel bars out of PVC pipe in order to continue the therapy at home.

When she went to the Home Depot Monday, she simply planned to buy the material to make the bars, but store employee Joe Espinosa had other ideas.

"He basically took our instructions and told us to stroll around the store for 30 minutes and (said) when we come back he'll have it all built for us,” Hinkley recalled.

Not only did employees construct the parallel bars, but also the store donated the materials.

"It hits the heart, it was really a surprise. We went in there not expecting anything like that,” Hinkley said.

Espinosa shrugged off the gesture.

"Seeing that little boy whipping around here in the store, and just seeing him so full of life and everything I had to do everything I could to make things happen for him.