Plumber Dives Head First Into Muddy Hole & Internet Goes Wild.
Andrea Adams says a utility worker went “above and beyond” to fix a water line break at her house, but technically speaking, he went below and beyond.
A water line near the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth, Texas, broke late last month, so she called the Acton Municipal Utility District for assistance. When the utility worker arrived, he knew he had to work quickly because water was spewing all over the place. And the fastest way to do that? Dive in head first.
“I don’t know your name, but thank you for going above and beyond,” she wrote.
That post took on a life of its own, and once it went viral, it even reached Mike Rowe, who hosts the television program “Dirty Jobs.” Two days in and this mystery man still hadn’t been identified, but “if you recognize him, tell him the first beer is on me…” he wrote.
Of course, this helpful plumber was eventually identified, and he’s none other than 23-year-old Jimmie Cox. And while he appreciates the attention, he’s still kind of baffled by it: Plunging into mud-filled holes and crevices is just part of the job.
“You basically just hold your breath and if stuff’s going up your nose, that’s too bad,” said Jimmie. At this point in his career, he’s used to rolling up his sleeves and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. It’s just dirt, right?
I think no matter what career or job I’m in I will always get filthy lol
It may have been just another day on the job for this humble young man, but the rest of us are seriously impressed at his dedication.
Even the brand Wrangler saw him! He’s wearing Wrangler jeans in the photo, and the jeans company has since gotten in touch, offering to send him a year’s worth of jeans!
Everyone’s also wondering what he looked like once he got out of that five-foot-deep hole, but maybe the next homeowner can get a shot. In the meantime, someone might want to fix him up with some scuba gear, or at least a full face mask.
Watch the video below to hear more about this hard-working utility worker, and share to spread thanks for a job well done.