Strangers help Vancouver couple clean off graffiti

first_imgIt wasn’t how they wanted to spend their Saturday.Jane and Lee Knable were still in bed at their house in Vancouver’s Cascade Highlands neighborhood at about 9 a.m. on March 25 when they woke up to their neighbor knocking on their door.“She said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, to wake you up so early for this, but you’ve been tagged,’ ” Jane Knable said.The couple went outside to find most of their normally white 40-foot fence covered in graffiti — illegible bubbly letters and an expletive, “F-bomb Trump,” Lee Knable said.“It was terrible, they had to use profanity,” he said. “It was a mess.”Lee Knable tried to clean it off with a pressure washer, but that didn’t work. So the duo got some solvents and rags from the garage and got to work scrubbing.What happened next played out like a children’s storybook: One by one, all day long, people stopped to help.First, a woman driving by in her car stopped. She said she was going to the grocery, and asked if they needed anything, Jane Knable said. She told them she had more rags and cleaner at home and that she’d come back to help.last_img

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