When people come together to offer love and kindness, it’s quite beautiful. There’s even a name for it in German: ‘gemütlichkeit,’ which refers to the feeling of warmth and kindness from others around you. We simply call it “community” in English, and it refers to the idea that we should always accept and help our neighbors because we are all the same.
Having said that, the story you’re about to hear is filled to the brim with community love, and it’ll surely bring a sense of joy to your heart. Not to mention, it will reinvigorate your faith in the human race, that’s for sure. A 75-year-old woman named Gerry Suttle lives in Texas, where she resides on a relatively large piece of land. But by state law, Gerry’s grass had grown too long, reaching over 18 cm!
Because of this, she was issued a letter, which she says she did not receive, to appear in front of a court. Of course, this left Gerry in a rather difficult situation; that’s when three young boys who lived in the neighborhood decided that they would help her out.
They grabbed a few lawnmowers and started cutting Gerry’s grass on a hot July day. Despite never having met her, they did this for no other purpose than to assist her. After hearing about their nice deed, their neighbors decided to join in! The whole thing lasted two hours and left the elderly lady stunned. She hadn’t expected such generosity, but she was overcome with emotion when help arrived at her door.
“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,” Gerry said.
It’s wonderful to see the younger generation practicing kindness and willingly helping those in need. It says a lot about their parenting, and also reassures us that the world is in good hands. We hope to hear endless amounts of stories like this one in the future.
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