The scope of some people’s generosity continues to blow me away.
It’s so refreshing to see.
We were still searching for some miscellaneous items to help get Cole settled in his new apartment (e.g. bookcase, end tables, lamps, etc.).
ALEX: “I have this gift certificate for some custom-built furniture, would you like to use it?”
ME: “Are you sure?”
ALEX: “It’s some pretty high-end stuff and I wouldn’t waste it on my crappy bachelor pad.”
ME (laughing): “That would be awesome. Thank you.”
ALEX: “You should be able to get something pretty decent for $1,000.”
ME (not laughing): “HOW MUCH!?!?”
ME: stunned silence
• “You’re a stud!”
• “You rock the house!”
• “Are you kidding me?!?!”
• “Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!”
I quickly reached out to Techline – the company who issued the gift certificate. This is where the story gets even more wonderfully fantastic.
I explained to the members of the Techline team what we were trying to accomplish.
TECHLINE SALES REP (Jennifer): “Don’t worry about it – let’s see what we can do for you guys. Let me talk to our owner, and we’ll see if we can hook you up.”
That’s when Jennifer and the rest of the Techline team (Jerry, Carol and Carl – pictured right) elevated themselves to all-star status.
Jennifer called me back 48 hours later and let me know what our $1,000 gift certificate would get us. (Reminder: Normally, that amount would buy you a very nice drawer.)
The items being furnished for Cole’s apartment:
• Entertainment center, with bookcases on each side
• Two end tables
ME (looking at the images): more stunned silence
JENNIFER: “Drew….are you there?”
I would have given anything to see Cole’s expression when he walked into that apartment after a long, hot day at work. Just imagining his face makes me smile. I bet you anything he let out a “HOLY CRAP!” or something with a little more pop.
Thanks again to EVERYONE who supported this incredible project. A very special expression of gratitude to Alex and Team Techline – you guys are officially rock stars in my book.