Today, everyone is so busy in their own life that they have no time to think for others. But, there few people who prove it wrong. A landscaper in Moody, Alabama, recently showed that it needs less effort to help others if we remove our self-imposed blinders and consider others around us.
While tending to one of his customer’s lawns, Rodney Green, owner of Green Lawn Maintenance, noticed that a police officer always parked his car in neighbor’s driveway in the middle of the day.
After seeing the police car a few times, Green decided to leave a note in the mailbox.
“I realized this morning that every time I have cut the yard next door, your patrol car is in the drive,” he wrote on a blank invoice. “If you will call me, I will adjust my cut time to accommodate your sleep schedule.”
When Sgt. Reece Smith of Moody Police Department came home, he saw Green’s note in his mailbox.
He was so touched by the landscaper’s thoughtfulness that he shared the note on Facebook, claiming that the note had restored his faith in humanity.
“It brightened my day up,” Sgt. Smith told WIAT. “I thought it was just a great gesture of kindness. It was him being a normal citizen and being kind.”
Green told The Western Journal that he works in night shifts so he understands how difficult it can be to sleep while the rest of the world is awake, but he said that none of that passed through his mind when he left the note in Sgt. Smith’s mailbox.
“This should be commonplace,” Green told The Western Journal. “It should be so normal that no one even looked at that note a second time.”
“If you want to live in a world like that,” he continued. “Maybe you should walk down the street to go help that older lady with her groceries. Volunteer with a small local charity. If you stop and look around you can help get America back to not locking our doors. It just takes helping/being kind to one person at a time.”
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