Plumber working overtime dives head first into dirty job
The woman had to briefly shut down her Facebook page because the photo was getting so much attention.

When Andrea Adams had a water line burst near her driveway, she thought that would be the most eventful thing to happen to her that week. She was so wrong.

A utility worker from the Acton Municipal Utility District, named Jimmie Cox, arrived at Adams’ house to fix the leak.

Posted by Jimmie Cox onSunday, September 29, 2019

Apparently, Cox had only taken the call to pick up a little overtime.

When he arrived, however, he saw water spewing in all directions.

Public Domain Pictures
Public Domain Pictures

The 23-year-old plumber was unsure how to go about fixing this massive leak. And Adams was frantic about the growing flood in her front yard. This was when Cox decided to dive headfirst into the muddy hole.

“The hole was about five-and-a-half foot deep. There was a lady running around,” Cox told local news station WLTX.

Adams snapped a picture of Cox as his upper body was fully submerged in the muddy water. The photo immediately began to spread like wildfire.

She wrote alongside the photo:

“AMUD worker fixing the broken AMUD pipe in my easement in Pecan. I don’t know your name but thank you for going above and beyond.”

Facebook - Andrea Adams
Facebook - Andrea Adams

“Then, I posted the photo to Facebook, and within two hours, people in Brazil were commenting,” Adams said.

The hilarious photo began to spread so quickly, and garner so much attention that Adams couldn’t believe it.

And the new story garnered some pretty funny comments:

“As soon as they said he was a Texan, I understood,” a YouTuber remarked.

Posted by Jimmie Cox onMonday, August 9, 2021

As for Adams, she ended up having to briefly shut down her social media account because of all the recognition.

“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,” she said.

Before Adams was able to take down the viral photo — it had caught the attention of the “Dirty Jobs” man himself — Mike Rowe.

I don't know who this guy is, but he's all over my wall, all over Facebook, and all over the Internet. Hell of a thing…

Posted by Mike Rowe onThursday, August 25, 2016

The photo had been shared so many times that it even came across The Discovery Channel host’s Facebook feed.

Rowe was so impressed by Cox’s above-and-beyond efforts that he had to share the picture as well, along with an offer to buy him a beer.

Cox received a phone call from Mike Rowe shortly after his hilarious photo went viral. And if that wasn’t awesome enough, the young plumber even received a year’s supply of Wrangler jeans for wearing their brand while being “Super Plumber.”

Facebook - Mike Rowe
Facebook - Mike Rowe

Oh, and remember Erin Brockovich, the renowned environmental activist, and consumer advocate? She was super impressed by Cox’s willingness to go above and beyond as well.

Facebook - Erin Brockovich
Facebook - Erin Brockovich

Cox says that he received a lot of attention from the photo even though many people in his line of work would have done the same thing. He also says that he’s received a lot of Facebook messages as well. What were they asking?

“Asking me, essentially, what the hell I was doing,” Cox said.

He has a great sense of humor about the whole thing, and it’s not the only photo of him getting dirty on the job!

I think no matter what career or job I'm in I will always get filthy lol 😂

Posted by Jimmie Cox onWednesday, August 1, 2018

This is a man who knows how to get things done, no matter what the cost.

Would you be willing to do such a dirty job? After all, someone’s got to do it!

Watch Adams and Cox describe the hilarious ordeal in the video below.

The young plumber reminds us to show praise for the people that do these dirty jobs. They’re amazing.

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By Jessica
Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.