While most children are told not to bother or ask questions of people who come to work in their home, one little boy was rewarded for it. In a thoughtful move, an electricity company in England has made a payslip to pay its little employee for all his help and it is now going viral, winning hearts online.
Seytons Electrical, based in Hull, recently worked at Laura-Nicole Anderson to carry out work. According to the woman, her five-year-old son Theo was “obsessed” with the workers and never missed an opportunity to help them or be around them.
“He pestered them with questions, kindness and constant offers of help!! I laughed that they would be sick to see us and happy when the job was done,” she wrote on Facebook. However, when the work was completed, a member of staff from the company showed up at their home and handed him a payslip with his £15 salary.
The boy’s mother first shared the payslip on Facebook, thanking the power company for brightening her day.
During the six weeks of work, the curious boy asked ‘lots of questions’, offered them refreshments and helped count casings and measure items for which he was paid the amount of ‘his very first job’ . And the little one was “shocked to bits” about his special win.
The Facebook post drew 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 🥺 The family had electricians every week for the past 6 weeks and their little boy was obsessed with them ☺️
He pestered them with questions, kindness and constant offers of help!
The little boy just got this from them 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/rkEKatOyRu
— Suzanne❤️💙🧡 (@SportySuz20) March 28, 2021
After the post went viral, the 34-year-old said LADBible that his son was quite disappointed when the workers left but was left speechless by his earnings. “The first thing he said after ‘thank you’ was that he was happy because he wanted to go and buy his brother an Easter egg,” his mother said of Theo’s plans to spend the silver.
Describing the time Theo spent with the workers, she added: “He made them refreshments, forced them cookies and insisted they give him more work to do. Every question he asked was answered with such kindness, really saving him time despite being very busy. The woman explained that the family hadn’t had anyone in the house for the entire pandemic, “so when they arrived, there just wasn’t enough.”
Not just the family, netizens also loved the sweet gesture and praised the company. While some shared their own stories from their childhood, others remarked on how small things have a big impact in the minds of young people.
This is the sweetest thing I’ve seen 😭❤️ https://t.co/e4vTOeuY1O
— Siân ✨ (@sianwhiteheadx) March 30, 2021
It’s adorable 👍 Well done to them and they made the little one very happy 😊 https://t.co/SlSBDdQ54U
—Chris (@Chris46988802) March 30, 2021
Oh my god how absolutely adorable, my whole heart melted 😭 this boy’s validation 🥺 I’ve always been told not to ask a lot of questions it’s boring (traders have always been lovely to me)… . 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 splendor!
Do you remember your first payslip or your first job? Before, I worked in an ice cream shop. I would ask them to call home on a Saturday night and tell me I had to go to work – but that was a trick. I would go clubbing instead. Good time. https://t.co/fnmDc5TtDf
— Rachel Cochrane (@RadioRachelC) March 30, 2021
Having always been the kid who was told not to bother anyone and stay away because of my ADHD, gestures like this really make me 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
It’s our friends’ business, they only told us about it last night and today it’s gone crazy! They really are lovely boys and they deserve all the credit they get. Well done guys ♥️
—Steve Allen (@StiggyAllen) March 28, 2021
I love it 👏🏻 Seyton’s Electrical 👏🏻💕
— Alison Thompson 💙 (Cormac’s mom 🎶) (@alisonjt09) March 29, 2021
What a nice thing to do and your son will remember his first life job, also what a wonderful company to do it. I hope they will get a lot of work thanks to their kindness.
—susan crichton (@crichton1720) March 29, 2021
That’s so sweet, I bet he loved it! Reminds me that I used to follow my grandpa when I was little and he would DIY and he would let me do bits and pieces, always wanted to be a mini version, he died last week. The story just made me think of him.
— Sal (@DarkDestroyer82) March 29, 2021
Such a nice gesture – your boy will be an electrician when he grows up 😂
— Barbara Cole (@Barbara230109) March 29, 2021
It’s so awesome. I remember once I offered to help an uncle plant seeds for the greenhouse. He said he would give me £1 for every tray I finished while he was at the pub. When he came back, I had made the 10 trays. He gave me £10 and was gutted as it was a week’s worth of beer money
—Alan Haynes (@Alfonz1204) March 29, 2021
In 2020, a similar incident occurred in the UK, when builders left a similar paycheck for a six-year-old boy for all his help rendered.