Customers surprise dedicated 83-year-old lawn mower with a new truck

There are certain special people in this world who are so dedicated to their work that nothing can stand in their way. So did 83-year-old John Joyce. He makes sure all 20 of his clients mow their lawns. Rain or shine, John walks six miles, pushing his lawn mower and leaf blower to get the job done.

John Joyce’s vehicle broke down and he kept moving


When his 21-year-old truck’s transmission failed, Joyce refused to give up the job he’s been doing for 20 years: mowing the lawn. Despite bad knees and mild arthritis, Joyce pushed his lawnmower and equipment several miles each day to keep up with obligations.

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Robert Norton, a customer of Joyce’s for eight years, asked him why he was still coming after his truck broke down. He replied by saying, “If I don’t cut the grass, it will grow, Robert!”

“John is the guy you just want to hug,” Norton told Today. “He’s a simple man with a strong work ethic and a heart of gold.”

The 83-year-old Floridian touches hearts with his commitment

One day, Joyce walked three miles to Norton’s house to charge five dollars to fill his lawn mower with gas. Impressed with Joyce’s dedication and work ethic, Norton, 51, gave him $20 and told him to keep it.

“He’s such a hard worker and always so loyal to us,” Norton explained. “I wanted to do something more for him.”

Then Norton went to his wife Nikki Norton with the idea of ​​buying him a new truck. They set up a GoFundMe page that raised over $13,000 in just a few weeks. It was enough for Joyce to buy a truck from a used car dealership and pay for his insurance for a year. He also received a $1,000 Home Depot gift certificate, which he used to buy a new lawn mower and other tools.

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Joyce, on the verge of tears, couldn’t believe his eyes when they surprised him with his new pickup at the dealership and thanked his loyal customers.

“I think it’s wonderful,” John said, beaming. “It couldn’t be better… I feel like a millionaire.”

Norton said the day was filled with such downgrades. “I’m glad I could help such a nice guy.”

The strong feeling of caring for each other


No wonder Joyce went above and beyond for his clients; obviously they do the same for him. Devotion and service make sense in our soul when we feel that others would do anything for us. This is the kind of environment we create when we do good deeds like Joyce’s clients did for him. We should strive to do the same!


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Sarah Y. Kim

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