FORT MYERS — Real estate broker Kynse Leigh Agles posted a provocative sign in her front yard to get her power restored after Hurricane Irma; she promptly went viral, and got results!
The mother-of-one, concerned about reports that it could take as long as 2 weeks to get power, posted a sign reading, “Hot single female seeks sexy lineman to electrify her life,” painted in pink on a large piece of plywood.
Agles, 37, wasn’t merely trying to jump the queue; she had just been released from a Tampa hospital where she received a kidney and pancreas transplant, and needed power at her home for her recovery.
“After Hurricane Charlie, I spent two weeks without power but coming out of an organ transplant it’s a little more difficult,” she said. “The heat makes me sick and just being in a clean environment is so important. You can’t keep your home clean and keep germs out without power.”
Willing to try anything, Agles took a photo of herself posing next to the sign and posted it on social media on Sunday to better spread the message, captioning the pic, “Maybe this will work.”
In less than a day, the post was shared over 1,000 times on Facebook alone. Amazingly, it actually had its desired effect, catching the attention of linemen who—on Monday—restored Kynse’s power!
The linemen took the time to pose for a photo of their own with the sign and even scrawled a response at the bottom: “Power on due to your PPL lineman.”
Kynse’s recent medical challenges stem from complications due to her Type 1 diabetes, with which she was diagnosed at age 10. She was on the organ donor list for 100 days when before receiving her organ transplantation from a 15-year-old boy. Admirably, she is using her fifteen minutes of fame to call attention to the importance of organ donation.
“The more people that can be organ donors, the more lives can be saved,” Agles stated. “There are 140,000 people on the organ transplant waiting list in America. It’s very, very important to spread the message.”
Many thousands in South Florida are still without power, though the tally was originally in the millions. Agles in particular is grateful to no longer be among their number.
“Now, I’m back home and I got to sleep in my own bed last night for the first time since August 30th,” she said, “which was absolutely amazing.
And she’s already been out helping her neighbors clean up.
One good turn deserves another.