83-Year-Old Lawn Mower Receives $13,000 in Donations For a New Truck
83-year-old John Joyce of St. Petersburg, Florida makes money mowing lawns. The 20-year-old truck he had died recently, so he was walking to all of their houses, and pushing his lawnmower along with him.
Sometimes he'd have to walk several miles just to get to one house. When one of his customers found out about it a few weeks ago, they decided to help.
Robert and Nikki Norton got married earlier this month, but found out about his truck right before the wedding. Their first idea was to use some of their wedding money to get him a new ride. Turns out they didn't have to.
Nikki posted his story online, and started a GoFundMe page for him. In less than a month, more than 300 people donated 13 grand to help him out. Then a used car dealership agreed to sell them a 2004 Nissan V8 truck at cost. And they surprised John with it on Monday. They also had enough money left over to pay for the insurance and buy him a new lawnmower.
One of John's relatives told the local news it might be the nicest thing anyone's ever done for him. And when they interviewed him right after he got the keys, he said he felt like a millionaire.