The horrible accident left the guys at Paul Jr.’s shop shocked and saddened.
When Paul Teutul Sr. learned of the news, his initial reaction was very strange. Perhaps he was nervous to hear the tragic news but he almost chuckled at it and then quickly recovered and said, “every day is a blessing.”
In a tribute to the man who died and his family. Paul Jr. invited his pastor to visit the shop and say a few words which would also be comforting to the employees.
Three days after the tragedy, Paul Sr. tried calling Paul jr. and left a message. “Uh, yeah, I heard about the incident, I was in Canada… so, uh, you know, I guess the important thing is that you and Mikey are ok… and if there’s anything I can do to help out, just give me a call.”
Paul Sr. never seems to shed his tough exterior, even in a time like this.
In last week’s episode, Paul Jr. and Sr. appeared in court. Paul Sr. reached out to son Mikey but Mikey responded that if he wanted a relationship, he’d have to make amend with Paul Jr. as well.
Regardless of the horrible accident, Paul Sr. told his guys, “Uh we’re in competition, we’re gonna stay that way, but it’s sad for the family.” He told his workers it would be “ok to reach out in a situation like this” and “that would be cool”.
Hopefully something positive comes out of the tragedy for the Teutuls. Paul Jr. said he appreciated the call from his father but it was three days too late. He wishes he had called earlier, not after it was done.
“Actions speak louder than words.”