She Told Him No, She Couldn't Afford It. Then She Heard The Motor Start

August 7, 2019

A woman in South Carolina shared this touching story on her Facebook page.

A man asked her if he could cut her lawn but she unfortunately did not have the money at the moment and told him to come back in a week.

But he didn't leave.

man mows lawn for free
Photo credit: Helen Bell / Facebook

This is what Helen wrote:


This man came into my yard a couple hours ago and offered to cut my grass for a certain price.

I didn't have enough money today to afford that on top of everything else, and I tod him to come back in a week.

A few minutes ago I hear a loud noise outside of my house.

I opened the door, and noticed that he was cutting my grass.

I went running out to him and yelled for him to stop... he shook his head no.

He told me that he saw my kids playing in the yard and was worried about snakes being in the grass and biting them because the grass was too tall.

I again told him to stop because I couldn't pay him.

He said that he didn't need to be paid, he had grandchildren and that he hoped someone would look after them in the same way.

I was brought to tears. I hugged him.


We talked about different struggles we've had in life and he told me that this is what the news doesn't report.

He told me the news doesn't report the black neighbor helping out the white neighbor because it isn't good for the network to make money.

I told him that he has a good heart. I told him I wish more people on earth were like him.

We hugged again.

He is still outside cutting my grass and it's dark now. I am so grateful to have him as a new friend.

His name is Johnny and he lives in Taylors, South Carolina. He cut my grass for free tonight because he was worried about my children playing outside in the tall grass.

I hope he gets the recognition he deserves. (please share this if you can)"

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