On Christmas Eve in 2008, Westporter Tina Crosby had a small leak in her newly painted kitchen.
Within an hour, Yanni Papakosmas of Father & Son Plumbing in Wilton — I’m not sure if he’s the father or son — sent someone over. He solved the problem temporarily. The next day — Christmas — the job was done.
Over the years Tina hired him for other work, and referred him to friends. “He is honest, very knowledgeable, and does excellent work,” she says.
In the current freeze, plumbers have all the work they can handle. But today — his day off — Yanni showed up again, when Tina called.
It took only 10 minutes to fix the problem. Tina reached for her wallet.
“No charge!” Yanni said.
His business card reads: “Small enough to care. Big enough to deliver!”
And classy enough to rate a shout-out on “06880.”