Home Depot employees craft custom walker for 2-year-old Texas boy with special needs

Some generous Home Depot employees have made life a little easier for a 2-year-old North Texas boy with special needs.

Silus Johnson has a genetic disorder called Norrie Disease that has left him blind and with low muscle tone, Fox4 Dallas reports.

Regular walkers are just too small for him, so employees at the Home Depot in North Richland Hills offered to help free-of-charge.

They built Silus a special walker using PVC pipe and other materials off the outlet’s shelves.

“I used the foam around the edges to make it soft, rope to secure the seat,” Chris Wright told the station. “Reflective tape on it to kind of help it stand out if they're out in public or something so that way you can see him.”

They delivered the walker to Silus last week.

"As soon as we put him in there, it was just really cool,” supervisor Eric Bindel told the station. “He started feeling around on it. You could tell he was happy. He was excited, basically. He started laughing and then started using his little feet to push himself backwards. I had a big smile. Everybody had a big smile, maybe a couple little tears here and there.”

Silus’ mother Jessica Johnson said the walker helps her son be a little more independent.

“We need to recognize these gentlemen who put their heart and hard work into making this for my son,” she told the station.

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