Reality real estate show "Fixer Upper" may be down to its final few episodes, but the show's mission of helping people in their home remodeling dreams remains unwavering, to the point that the hosts help pay out their client's mortgage with a little help from one of its special guests.
According to a report from Today, Chip and Joanna Gaines remodeled an old and worn out Waco, Texas house into a house that is compliant to the Americans With Disabilities Act. The project also involved the help of football quarterback Tim Tebow. Moreover, the hosts also helped raise funds to pay off for the house's mortgage.
Chip Gaines took to Instagram and posted a photo of the homeowners' children who are saddled in a wheelchair. The photo came with a caption, saying, "To me, this picture is worth a thousand words—a thousand encouragements—a thousand happy moments. BUT, there's more work to do. Let's rally together to pay off the Copp family's mortgage—Text Magnolia to 51555 to donate or click the link in our profile for more information."
The homeowners, Melissa and Jody Copp, together with their two sons, 9-year-old Calan and 5-year-old Lawson, were able to pay off their home's mortgage two days after Chip announced the call for funding. "Y'all.. we did it! The Copp family's mortgage has been paid in full. Thanks for teaming up with us to get this thing finished! Their lives are forever changed because of your generosity," wrote Chip on Instagram with a photo of the Copp family.
Back in September, the hosts announced that they will be ending "Fixer Upper" after its fifth season. The news came as a shock for many, as the show was one of HGTV's most popular series. Joanna made the announcement via their official blog site, explaining their reasons behind the tough decision.
"Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses," wrote Joanna. In early January, the couple also announced that Joanna is pregnant with their fifth child.