This year the city of Gulf Breeze in Florida has been hit twice: by the epidemic and by Hurricane Sally. Many roofs in the city, damaged by the hurricane wind, are still covered with tarpaulins.
In addition to these misfortunes, in September, a barge crashed into a bridge connecting Gulf Breeze and Pensacola. All things considered, residents of the city were promised not to turn off water, gas and sewage until they were overdue in payments for them by more than 60 days. But many were unable to pay not only such amounts, but even $ 100. And then their fellow countryman, 74-year-old businessman Michael Esmond came to the rescue. He recently paid over $ 7,500 in utility bills to 114 families. On the contrary, 2020 was a very successful year for him. So much so that to admit it, he said, was “almost ashamed.” This is not the first time Esmond has helped out residents of his city: last year he paid the bills of 36 families in the amount of $ 4,600.
Kindness is more valuable than money