I remember watching my dad get up early to mow the lawn every Saturday morning. I would watch him pull the lever and push the mower as if it were a baby stroller, and I easily figured out how to use it by watching him. But, I never took it upon myself to mow the lawn for him– let alone do it without him knowing.
That was what a teen in Benmidji, Minnesota, did for a police officer who lives in his neighborhood.
Brett, 17, left a note for his neighbor explaining the situation, and you can tell his actions were truly out of selflessness.
With thoughtful words and an honest heart, Brett wrote, “Hey, I’m the kid that mowed your lawn. My name is Brett. I’m 17-years-old and I’m the mower for [the neighbor] next door to your house. If it’s okay with you I would like to mow your lawn for your because your job is hard enough and I think people like you should know that we are behind you guys. Take the extra hour that it takes to mow and spend time doing what you love. Thanks, Brett.”
In a Facebook post, the Beltrami Police Department responded to the mystery mower with gratitude, sharing that their “office is deeply appreciative of the kind words and support the law enforcement community has received.”
“WE LOVE THOSE WE SERVE,” expresses the department, with a snapshot of Brett’s note.
How awesome it is to know that you are appreciated!
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