Rodney Smith Jr. is a good person. And he always wants to help those who are in need. So when Smith learned that a 93-year-old woman living in his community was unable to mow her own lawn, he got down to brass tacks and took it upon himself to cut the grass. After cutting the woman’s grass, Smith, a Bermudian man, who lives in Alabama, shared an image of himself and the woman on Facebook that has since been viewed a staggering one million times.
“We did this sweet lady’s lawn today,” Smith wrote as a caption for the viral post that exploded back in 2016. “She is 93. The neighbors told us that she had been out trying to cut her own lawn.”
When Smith heard that she could use some help, he made it his priority to do the good deed.
He added, “Have no fear. Raising Men Lawn Care (his company) is going to make sure her lawn is doing every two weeks. Making a difference in our community!”
The image was shared on April 23, 2016. More than one million people viewed it, and as many as 175,000 people liked the image.
Smith, an educated man, started a nonprofit organization called Raising Men Lawn Care. Smith invites young men and teens to join him in mowing the lawns of people in the community who need help. Not only does Smith give young men a chance to work hard and help people who need it – especially the elderly and mothers who have to work multiple jobs. These young men get a chance to work hard, learn from Smith as a role model.
On the nonprofit lawn care website, Smith writes:
“Raising Men Lawn Care Service is the union of an ordinary yard maintenance service and the commitment to establish an inspiring program to keep our youth (girls & boys) on a positive path while learning and understanding their value in society. RMLS provides free lawn care to our elders, those who are disabled, single mothers and our veterans, who do not have the time, resources and/or money to manicure their yards.”
Smith uses his service and recruits young people looking to help to make a difference with the people of Alabama who could use a helping hand. The goal is to give back to the community and do good.
The group’s mission is the following, as it reads on the website:
“We want to unite the extraordinary community that is present in our local area. We are completely confident in the fact that we can provide a very inspirational program that focuses on channeling the energy that youths have in a positive way as well as helping those who need it the most. We know that sometimes youth want to help the community and sometimes people need it, but it can be hard to know who, why and where. We focus on getting all of this sorted out while also helping people around the area to care for and maintain their lawns.”
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