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Strangers repaint elderly mans house after teens heartless comments
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PENDLETON, Ore. Josh Cyganik walks by an old, rundown house every day on his way to work and waves hi to the elderly man always sitting on the front porch.

Most of the time, he continues on to work. But a few weeks ago, Cyganik overheard two teenage boys talking loudly.

They said, loud enough for me to hear, 'Look at this crappy house, they just need to burn it down!' Cyganik wrote on a Facebook post. I looked at the old man sitting on the porch with his head down and it got me thinking.

Cyganik figured the man needed help and decided to see if he could get people to assist with giving the house a facelift. His friend, who owns a lumber and paint store, agreed to give the materials, so he just needed the labor. Cyganik put out a call on his Facebook page asking for help and was stunned when it was shared more than 6,400 times.

He officially met his neighbor Leonard Bullock when he knocked on his door the next day, asking him if they could repaint his house.

(Leonard) could hardly talk he was so ecstatic, Cyganik told ABC News. He sits on his porch every day all day long, so I wanted to give him a nice canvas to sit in front of.

More than 100 people showed up on a Saturday to paint the house and it took over nine hours. People also donated food and drinks for the volunteers.

It was amazing. That's the only word I can say," Cyganik told CBS News. "I had no plan. I had no guidance. The way it all fell together the way it turned out."
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