A Florida man John Joyce has been retired since 1990. He's 83 years old and one of the things he likes to do is mow lawns. Robert and Nikki Norton began having John mow their lawn once a week for
the past few years.
Norton and his wife, Nikki, have paid Joyce to mow their lawn near Gulfport for a while. Joyce showed up on time, every time. Until one week, he disappeared.
"About three months later, John knocked on my door and said, 'Mr. Robert, it looks like you found someone else to mow your lawn,' " recalled Norton.
John had been sick and in the hospital. As soon as he recovered, his 1995 F-150 pickup truck broke down. Still, he wanted to work on the Norton's lawn.
But John Joyce is pretty old school.
He had taken his truck to the shop to have the engine repaired and the mechanic messed it up even worse. John started walking 2.5 miles from his house to the Nortons to cut their grass.
When the Norton's found out that Mr. Joyce was walking, they set up a GoFundMe page.
They raised over $13,000, enough to do something pretty sweet for a hard-working man.
Robert and Nikki Norton cashed in the money raised by a Go Fund Me page that they set up for John and bought a 2004 Nissan SE King cab V8 truck for the man who had been mowing their grass for years.
The Go Fund Me page raised a total of $13,080. That money was able to cover the cost of the truck, insurance, gas and some new lawn equipment.
Mr. Joyce is quoted as saying that he feels like a millionaire.
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