We all know Texans are a determined bunch, but this dedicated utility worker is being praised for going the extra mile.
When a water line burst in her Hood County neighborhood, Andrea Adams decided to check out what was going out outside. It was there that she saw a utility worker totally submerged in muddy water. She took a picture of the incredible sight and it almost immediately went viral online.
— Anthony White (@AnthonyWhiteTX) August 23, 2016
“I’ve shut down my Facebook, turned off my email. I had a call from a lawyer in Atlanta that wanted to use the photo,” Adams told WFAA.
No one could quite believe that this man would dive head first into muddy water, without any protection or tools to shield him, in order to get his job done.
23-year-old Jimmie Cox was the man inside the five-foot deep hole. He says the decision to dive in was a simple one.
“I wasn’t even able to get the clampers, so we had to cut it and put a valve on there when it was underwater,” he explained.
Although it may not seem like a big deal to Cox, people around the world are applauding him for going above and beyond for others.