Man Pulls Over To Help A Stranger Cut His Lawn, Then Buys Him A New Riding Mower
August 12, 2018
A man who runs a lawn service company in West Virginia helped a man cut his lawn for free and is in the process of buying him a brand new riding mower.
Credit: J&J Lawn Service
On August 9, James Johnston of J&J Lawn Service, drove my a man attempting to cut his large yard with a push mower.
“On my way home from a 12 hour day of cutting lawns, I seen this gentleman, I have no clue who he is to this day. But I said no way was I gonna let this guy tackle this on his own,” Johnston said.
“So I turned around and went back and unloaded my mower and drove across the street and ask the gentleman if I could help. His eyes lit up and I took that as a yes. I ran down, jumped on my mower and went to work. As I’m cutting the lawn I look over and see the gentleman hunched over his wife, resting his head on her shoulder. So I get it knocked out in no time. I give them a thumbs up and proceeded to load my mower up.
The wife makes her way over before I could leave. She was so thankful! Their riding mower broke down and her husband has been mowing their big lawn with a push mower. It only took 15 mins of my time. I changed their life, for a small moment. I hope someone reads this and feels like doing something good for someone tomorrow. I’m grateful to be where I’m at and I’m thankful for the people that help me get here.”
But Johnston didn’t stop there. The next day he launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a new riding mower for the family.
“I have started the process and I’m donating $100.00 and I’m inviting 9 other local businesses to match my donation,” said Johnston. “Any donations from anyone is a true blessing. We reached over 15,000 people with our original post and that’s amazing. $1 dollar from each of you would be amazing. Remember, we all have been down and out sometime. Just think of the relief the family can have.”
Johnston set a fundraising goal of $1,000. As of August 12, over $1,200 has been raised by 42 donors.