Updated: March 31, 2021 10:42:10 am
While most children are told not to disturb or ask questions to people who come to their homes to work, a little boy was rewarded for doing just that. In a thoughtful gesture, an electrical company in England made a payslip to pay their little employee for all his assistance and it is now going viral, winning hearts online.
Seytons Electrical, based in Hull, recently worked at Laura-Nicole Anderson’s home doing some work. According to the woman, her five-year-old son, Theo, was “obsessed” with the workers and didn’t miss any opportunity to help them or be around them.
“He has hounded them with questions, kindness and constant offers of help!! I laughed that they would be the sick of the sight of us and happy when the work was finished,” she wrote on Facebook. However, when the work ended, a staff from the company turned up at their home and handed him a payslip with his wage of £15.
The little boy’s mother first shared the payslip on Facebook, thanking the electrical company for making his day.
During the six weeks of work, the inquisitive boy asked “lots of questions”, offered them refreshments and helped to count the sockets and measure items for which he was paid the amount for “his first job ever”. And the little one was “chuffed to bits” about his special earning.
The post on Facebook got attention but the photo went viral when Twitter user Suzanne (@SportySuz20) shared it on her timeline.
Possibly the sweetest act of kindness I’ve seen 🥺 Family had electricians in every week for the past 6 weeks and their little boy was obsessed with them ☺️
He hounded them with questions, kindness and constant offers to help!
The little boy just received this from them 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/rkEKatOyRu
— Suzanne ❤️💙🧡 (@SportySuz20) March 28, 2021
After the post went viral, the 34-year-old woman told LADBible that her son was pretty disappointed when the workers left but was left speechless with his earnings. “The first thing he said after ‘thank you’ was that he was happy as he wanted to go and buy his brother an Easter egg,” his mother said about Theo’s plans to spend the money.
Describing the time Theo spent with the workers, she added: “He made them refreshments, forced cookies upon them and insisted they gave him more jobs to do. Every question he asked they answered with such kindness, really making time for him despite being really busy.” The woman explained that the family has not had anybody in the house the whole pandemic, “so when they came he just couldn’t get enough.”
Not just the family, netizens too loved the sweet gesture and lauded the company. While some shared their own stories from their childhood days, others remarked how little things have big impact in the minds of youth.
This is the most sweetest thing I’ve seen 😭❤️ https://t.co/e4vTOeuY1O
— Siân ✨ (@sianwhiteheadx) March 30, 2021
That’s lovely👍 Well done them and they made the little very happy 😊 https://t.co/SlSBDdQ54U
— Chris (@Chris46988802) March 30, 2021
Oh my god how absolutely adorable my entire heart has melted 😭 the validation of this boy 🥺 I was always told don’t ask to many questions it’s annoying (tradesmen were always lovely to me tho)…. But now look! 🥺🥰 https://t.co/OY1dHAvKj4
— Rhiannon Nita (@rhiannon_twigg) March 30, 2021
— Stimmung Therapy (@HelenBrice42) March 30, 2021
We need more of this gorgeousness!
Do you remember your first payslip or your first job? I used to work in an ice cream shop. I’d get them to call the house on a Sat night and tell me I needed to go in to work – but it was a ruse. I’d be going clubbing instead. Good times. https://t.co/fnmDc5TtDf
— Rachel Cochrane (@RadioRachelC) March 30, 2021
Having always been the kid who was told not to annoy anyone and to stay out of the way due to my adhd, gestures like this make me really happy! https://t.co/1jtwU2ReB4
— Kathilon (@kathilon) March 30, 2021
an act of true kindness.. melts your heart 💜 https://t.co/g4XARkXdX9
— MRS T 🇬🇧😊🌸 (@werrylettuce) March 28, 2021
This is our friends business, they were only telling us about this last night and today it’s gone mad! They are genuinely lovely lads and they deserve all the credit they’re getting for it. Well done lads ♥️
— Steve Allen (@StiggyAllen) March 28, 2021
I love this 👏🏻 Seyton’s Electrical 👏🏻💕
— Alison Thompson 💙 (Cormac’s mum 🎶) (@alisonjt09) March 29, 2021
What a kind thing to do and your son will remember his first job for life, also what a wonderful company to do that. I hope they get loads of work on the back of their kindness.
— susan crichton (@crichton1720) March 29, 2021
That’s so nice, bet he loved it! Reminds me I used to follow my grandad around when I was small and he did DIY and he’d let me do bits, always wanted to be a mini version, he died last week. Story just reminded me of him.
— Sal (@DarkDestroyer82) March 29, 2021
Such a lovely gesture – your boy will be an electrician when he grows up 😂
— Barbara Cole (@Barbara230109) March 29, 2021
This is so great. I remember I once offered to help an uncle to plant some seeds for the greenhouse. He said he would give me £1 for every tray I finished while he was at the pub. When he got back I’d done all 10 trays. He gave me £10 and was gutted as that was a weeks beer money
— Alan Haynes (@Alfonz1204) March 29, 2021
In 2020, a similar incident happened in the UK, when builders left a similar pay check for a six-year-old boy for all his help rendered.