Never underestimate social media’s power for good. A car mechanic whose garage was on the brink of collapse has had his business saved after being inundated with bookings from kind-hearted Twitter users.
Jim Walsh, 52, from East Kilbride, has been in the trade for 35 years and owns a garage with one full-time employee.
Like many, the pandemic left him struggling for work and he was worried about the future of his business.
But after daughter Harley’s viral post on Twitter, he told the Big Issue he went from a handful of jobs a week to being “totally full” every day.
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This is my Dad. His car mechanic garage of 35+ years is in crisis due to the ongoing pandemic. If it keeps going this way, it isn’t likely it will survive. He is will beat any price you have been quoted, u can Contact him on 07980 872259. Please, please retweet & like ❤️ pic.twitter.com/phaF7AYf1U
— Harley Walsh ???? (@_mermaidharley) February 4, 2021