Could you imagine a 75-year-old woman in handcuffs and arrested? Neither could a group of young boys in Texas — and even though they’d never met this woman, they were not going to let her go to jail.
An elderly woman in Texas had a warrant out for her arrest because her grass was over 18 inches tall.
Gerry Suttle is 75-years-old and was issued a notice to appear in front of a judge regarding grass on her land. The law states that it needs to be under 18 inches, Suttle was unaware of this law.
The woman also states that she never received the letter regarding a court date with a judge. Unfortunately, her failure to appear in court resulted in a warrant for her arrest.
A group of local boys heard about the woman’s arrest warrant and immediately jumped into action to help.
“It’s a summer day, we don’t have season passes yet to Warren Falls. What else could we do? Just go out and help some people,” stated Blaine Reynolds, one of the young boys that helped pitch in.
The group of kids that was helping never even met the woman before.
“We haven’t met her before but I mean, like I said, she’s 75-years-old, she needs some help out here mowin’. I mean, that’s the least we could do.”
The effort to trim down the elderly woman’s giant overgrown field was so much more about mowing a lawn. It was about keeping her out of jail, and being a kind and generous community. The boys exemplified this to a T.
As soon as the kids began the task of mowing the field, other neighbors began to take notice of their Good Samaritan ways. It was 90 degrees outside and the young boys were using normal mowers to mow a very large area.
Soon, other neighbors, some with riding mowers began to show up and help with the job.
Just two hours later, the entire field was mowed and looked beautiful as ever. It should certainly be enough to appease the judge and keep Suttle out of trouble.
When Suttle came outside and noticed what her community had done for her — she was left completely speechless.
“I cannot believe this. I’m very seldom without words but this is one time, you mark it down in history, that I didn’t have something to say,” the surprised woman said.
She was stunned that such young kids would go out of their way to help an old woman for no reason at all. Her faith in humanity had been completely restored.
“I really wouldn’t want her coming out here doing it or paying a bunch of money when we could have just done it for free,” stated Brandon Reynolds, the brother of Blaine.
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