A 14-year-old boy wanted a job but was too young to get one, so he started his own lawn mowing business. Nathan Adams is now using it as an opportunity to give back to the U.S. military community. He’s using the skills his grandfather taught him with a mower to help others.
“The lawn kid,” as he’s known, raised enough money to buy his own equipment, but when it broke down, his clients and community stepped in to help him get the proper supplies. A client who works for Lowe’s got the company to donate a brand new mower, the Honda HRN they called “the Cadillac of mowers” and other equipment to Nathan.
Inspired by his grandfather, who was a veteran and passed away in February, the teen wanted to cut lawns for veterans for free. His starting goal is to mow 50 yards for 50 veterans and he’s busy working to reach it. “I think my dad is looking down on Nathan with so much pride,” says Nathan’s mom, Angel. “There’s always a way to put good into the world, even when it seems like there’s so much bad going on.”