A Neighbor Saw A Disabled Veteran In His Yard, Then He Got A Note That Nobody…


An Oregon woman shared about a touching act of kindness that has gone viral.

Brittany Lynn Garrett wrote on the Love What Matters Facebook page detailing the act of kindness.

Brittany was getting ready for her day just like she did every morning. But when she looked up, she saw her husband, Christopher, standing in the doorway, holding their young son. There were tears in his eyes.

It was so unusual that Brittany, understandably, assumed the worst. But Christopher assured her that, luckily, it was in fact quite the opposite of the worst that had happened.

It was something absolutely wonderful.

Christopher is a combat-disabled veteran. After suffering a shattered pelvis and undergoing rehabilitation, Christopher can walk again, but with a limp, making some physical activities hard for him.

One of those activities? Mowing the lawn.

Christopher had been using a standard push mower in his yard about once a week. It’s a chore for anyone, but it was especially hard for Christopher given his injury, and it took a long time.

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One day Brittany found her husband weeping at her doorstep and she immediately started to think the worse.

“As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven.”

But there wasn’t any bad news. In fact, there was very good news and the tears she saw were tears of joy.

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“He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower!” she wrote. “I don’t know who they are, but they have been watching my 100% combat-disabled husband push mow our entire yard once or twice a week, and thought this would help make more time for the important things in life!!”

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One of his neighbors bought him a brand new John Deere riding lawn mower.

With the mower was a note that read:

“I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom.”

It was signed: “A grateful American.”

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Thanks to the kindness of neighbors and gratitude for those who have served in the military, Christopher would be spared from his weekly bouts of pain and was able to regain time back into his weekly schedule.

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Sources: OpposingViews, Fox 5 Atlanta, Love What Matters