Waveland, Mississippi — Following his retirement and the loss of life of his spouse, 76-year-old Danny Chauvin of Waveland, Mississippi, mentioned he had manner an excessive amount of time on his arms.
Chauvin served within the Military in the course of the Vietnam Battle and has been handled for despair and post-traumatic stress dysfunction. It is when he is alone together with his ideas that he is probably the most weak.
“That is when stuff comes again to you,” Chauvin informed CBS Information.
However to maintain his sanity, he knew he additionally needed to maintain busy. However how?
That is when Chauvin realized one of many issues he missed most about his spouse was all of the little handyman jobs he used to do for her. So, just a few months in the past, he posted a word on Fb that learn: “If there’s any honey-do jobs which you can’t deal with, I am prepared to assist.”
“And it unfold,” Chauvin mentioned. “It unfold like wildfire.”
So now, every day, and generally 4 instances a day, Chauvin fixes the opening in his coronary heart by fixing nearly the whole lot else, like placing up a bathe, hanging up a porch swing and fixing a closet door.
The value for his companies? Nothing. It is free.
“He confirmed a lot kindness to folks,” one in all his prospects informed CBS Information.
Most of these Chauvin helps are girls, a lot of whom are single or widowed. They name him the “Honey-Do Dude,” and say he’s nearly the one particular person they know prepared to assist with these small jobs. And, clearly, nobody goes to match his worth level.
In actual fact, when the work is finished, the one factor he takes is an image together with his prospects as a reminder that he’s not alone in his wrestle.
He additionally revealed his PTSD has improved since he began providing free handyman work.
“Proper now, I’ve obtained numerous buddies,” he mentioned.