So last night I watched “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. As always, the family whose house gets remodeled was a great family worthy of the renovation. The Vardon Family is a family that has two deaf parents, one blind and autistic son, and another son who had no disabilities whatsoever. It was a touching episode because you could see that Stefan, the older non-disability son, obviously loved and adored his family, regardless of the difficulties. Well, Ty got together with Marlee Matlin (the deaf actress) and got a $50K scholarship for Stefan to go to college. Great episode and I loved the technology that they put in the house for the family.
What cracks me up about the show is the design team. Those guys are suckers, man. Every single week these guys break down in tears when talking about the families they are working for. Every single week. I can understand the girls crying every week, but it’s always the guys that they show waterworking first. It’s hilarious and endearing all at the same time.
And every week as they begin to cry, I begin to cry because it’s so obvious that it’s not put on – that these guys doing the construction and design of the new house genuinely are touched at the effect they have in people’s lives.
Yeah, I’m a sucker too.