“Rob the Handyman” has a new reason to smile.
Robert Simpson is the man who stood along a Louisville highway with his phone number on a sign, pleading for work.
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Simpson had lost his job, and as a result, the family’s apartment, amid the pandemic.
So he stood on the road with his cardboard sign. Dozens drove by and took pictures, which were shared hundreds of times on social media. And that led to a job with Green Star Home Remodeling.
When WLKY met him at his new job last month, Simpson called it “a real blessing.” Since then, he’s also been able to find a permanent residence and the community has raised money to help his family get some basic needs.
When a Facebook post showed that he was looking for dental recommendations, a local office offered to take care of it at no cost.
Mortenson Family Dental has offered to get Simpson new dentures.
“We try to offer free or reduced cost services for people in need at least quarterly. It is something our team lives to do. It usually just goes under the radar, so I had no idea this would be a story that so many would be interested in,” Dr. Mark Mortenson said in a release.
Treatment for Simpson’s dentures has already begun and should be completed within the next three to four weeks, Mortenson said. Phil Mortenson, of Derby Dental Laboratory, will donate lab services related to Simpson’s care.
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