A UK electrical company has been praised online for paying a five-year-old boy minimum wage after he helped them out for six weeks.
Laura Nicole-Anderson took to social media to describe the heart-warming moment her son, Theo, was given a payslip for helping out the electricians working in his house for six weeks.
“The sweetest act of kindness from the electricians that Theo has hounded with questions, kindness and constant offer of help while they worked,” the UK mother wrote.
Quite possibly the sweetest act of kindness I’ve ever seen!!!! We have had the electricians in every other week for…Posted by Laura-Nicole Anderson on Saturday, 27 March 2021
“Thank you Seytons Electrical, you made his day!!”
She accompanied her post with a snap of her son’s paycheck.
Nicole-Anderson’s post has racked up thousands of likes on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
Theo was paid £15 ($20.33) for five different tasks.
He was paid £1.50 for measuring items, counting the number of electric sockets in the house, bringing the tradies “yummy cookies” and for “excellent” volunteering.
The little boy was also paid a whopping £9 for “quality assurance” – which the sparkies said was for asking questions.
Theo “was really inquisitive as kids at that age tend to be and was constantly asking questions,” Seytons Electrical told 7NEWS.com.au.
“His mum Laura kept telling him to leave us be as we had important work to carry out but he wanted to be involved.
“So we gave him a few tasks to carry out.”
The electrical company has been overwhelmed by the positive feedback.
“Genuinely shocked to see how this has developed and how many people that such a tiny gesture has touched is absolutely unreal,” the company spokesperson continued.
“The amount of emails and messages I’ve received from literally opposite ends of the globe is crazy and I’m struggling to get my head around it.
“Had a phone call only this morning from a lovely lady all the way down under in Australia just wanting to thank us for the gesture.”
According to his mother, Theo spent all his earnings on an Easter egg for his brother.
“So sweet,” his mother finished.
Source: 7 News