Michael Sulsona, who lost both his legs after stepping on a land mine as a soldier in Vietnam, was lucky to be in his neighborhood Lowe’s hardware store recently when his wheelchair broke down.

Three employees stayed an hour past the store’s closing time to fix the old wheelchair, and did so without any charge to the Marine veteran.

Sulsona sent a letter to the local newspaper, along a photo, to thank the three workers, named David, Marcus and Souleyman, who told him, “we’re not leaving here until the wheelchair is fixed.”

”They took the wheelchair apart and replaced the broken parts and told me, ‘We’re going to make this chair like new,” wrote Sulsona. “I kept thanking them and all they could say was, ‘It was our honor.'”

“Someone needed help and they felt privileged to be given the opportunity,” concluded his letter to the Staten Island Advance.

Even better news came, after word of the July 7 incident began spreading on the internet. The US Veteran’s Administration sent him a brand new wheelchair which arrived at his home on Tuesday (photo below).

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Photos from Michael Sulsona via SILive – Story tip from Judy Ritchie

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