A picture of a California teen mowing his neighbor’s lawn to earn money to buy lunch and flowers for his girlfriend has gone viral on Facebook (video below).
Ryan Cox said he was approached by a 14-year-old boy who offered him a business proposition, Fox 11 reported.
For just $5, the boy said he would mow Cox’s front lawn. When Cox asked why he was running around mowing lawns, the boy responded, “I'd like to take my girlfriend to lunch tomorrow and I don't have enough.”
Cox was so impressed with the teenager’s answer that he took to Facebook on March 20 and praised him and his parents. Cox wrote:
This 14 year old boy came by the house with a lawnmower wanting to mow our lawn for $5. Well...me being a hustler I had to ask this kid why you mowing lawns? He replied with... "I'd like to take my girlfriend to lunch tomorrow and I don't have enough money." So we've been going door to door getting him business and he busted his ass mowing lawns and sweeping sidewalks and made enough to take her to lunch and get her flowers.
I'm so happy this still exists... Hope is still alive for the future generation and our sons and daughters. I'm impressed by whoever is raising this boy, great job!!! Thanks to you guys that also noticed and pitched in on the cause to building our future men!
The post was shared more than 88,700 times in four days.