WITTMANN, Ariz. — The temperature in Arizona remains in triple digits during the day, but one resident made sure a couple in need stayed cool.
When the air conditioner at the Wittmann home of Randy Sprau and his wife broke down, the couple had to cool off at a nearby fire station, KNXV reported. That's when Darren Anglin stepped in.
The Phoenix resident heard about the couple's problem on social media. Anglin, who works for Paladin Mfg/Construction in Wittmann, tracked down a used air-conditioning unit, and, using some donated parts, installed it for the couple, the television station reported.
"I was really surprised he would help us like that," Sprau told KNXV.
The cost? "A smile and a handshake," Anglin said.
"You have to help your neighbors," Anglin told the television station."You can't leave an elderly couple like that."
For Sprau, who lives on a fixed income with his wife, the gesture was a godsend.
"Everyone we ever talked to kept telling us, 'No, we can't help you,'" Sprau told KNXV. "And I was beginning to think there was no one out there that cared enough to help us, but he was."
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