A U.S. Army specialist had deployed to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division when he suffered a grievous wound that brought his military career to an end.
Former combat engineer Christopher Garrett had been shot in the gut while taking part in a night mission, ultimately earning a medical retirement and 100 percent disabled rating. Despite the nagging pain from the injury, the disabled veteran still did his best to maintain his home, including mowing his yard once or twice a week with an old-fashioned push mower.
According to Independent Journal, Garrett’s wife Brittany recently found him outside crying, and after determining that nothing was wrong, was absolutely blown away by what was actually right.
In a post to social media, she described how an anonymous neighbor of theirs had witnessed Garrett struggling with the old push mower and decided to bless him and his family with a brand new John Deere riding lawn mower.
A note with the new mower read: “I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom. Sincerely, A grateful American”
Brittany and her husband were overjoyed by the generous gift that will no doubt save him plenty of time and pain, allowing him to instead focus on more important things, such as spending more time being a father to his children.
This is just awesome, and is an incredible display of gratitude and selflessness from an unknown neighbor, who is most definitely a great American.
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H/T Mad World News