This is the story of 2-year-old Logan and his dad, Justin Moore, who started their visit to Home Depot in Cedartown, Georgia. But Logan captured service desk manager Cathy Ennsley’s heart and found out why Justin wanted the parts, she knew she had to help. The father and son went off for one hour, thinking of staff were getting the parts out of storage for them, but the workers at Home Depot were busy building Logan his own walker!
Logan was born with hypotonia or “floppy infant syndrome” which causes low muscle tone and reduced strength. For older children, it’s treatable with physical therapy, but for infants and toddlers, parents help their babies become strong enough to move around. In the early days of Logan, Logan’s father, Justin Moore, and his mom, Christian Moore, noticed something was wrong.
He wasn’t as active as other babies his age, he couldn’t lift his head, and sitting up was also impossible. When Logan was ready to walk, he got leg braces, in the end, what he really needed was a walker. But Justin and Christian couldn’t afford it on their own, and the insurance company wouldn’t pay for it. Justin went online to find out how to build a toddler-sized walker, but he found what he needed. Then, list of the parts he’d need, he and Logan went to the Home Depot store.
According to Fox 46, they stop at the Home Depot service desk, where Justin asked Ennsley if the store had everything he needed. Curiously she asked what he was going to do with the items on his list, and Justin told her he wanted to build a walker for his son. Then she knew exactly what she wanted to do for him. “I do have a special needs daughter, everybody involved with it has a medically needy child,” Ennsley told Fox 46.
She said she needed to ask the store manager if they had the parts and asked them to wait at the desk. She knew the store had them but, she had something else in mind. She returned a few minutes later, told Justin some of the parts might be in storage so, they came back in an hour, everything would be ready for them. “I figured out we had everything thing we needed I told them to go get ice cream and come back in an hour and we’d have it built for them and they were kind of blown away,” said the store’s manager, Joe Ritchie.
While Justin and Logan were down the street, the store manager and employees were hard at work building the best surprise ever. When they came back to the store, they found a fully-constructed bright orange, toddler-sized walker, which even had Logan’s name on it. “We were just sh**ked that they would do that for us…because you don’t see a lot of that generosity these days,” Christian told Fox 46. “Logan really needed it. He’s been trying to walk a lot more with that thing and we’re really thankful,” Justin added.
As Logan took his first steps, he was smiling with the best. Jeff Anderson, one of the men who helped make the walker, told CNN: “Everyone was crying to see Logan walk around with the biggest smile on his face.”Anderson kindly thanked everyone “for being a blessing to this family and to this little guy.” Justin and Logan will always remember Cathy and her coworker’s surprise gift and turn an ordinary shopping trip into an amazing day. Logan’s story has also touched viewers on YouTube. “Bless him that is a blessing…Makes me want to believe there is hope for the human race….still people out there with hearts,” Angie Parker commented on the below YouTube video.