A husband nearly scared his wife to death when he appeared at the door teary-eyed holding their son.
But it turned out to be tears of joy.
Specialist Christopher Garrett, who served as a combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, was shot and wounded in Afghanistan.
When Garrett returned home to Oregon, he had already received a medical retirement and was classified as disabled.
To keep himself busy, he would mow the lawn every week. But it was a struggle pushing the mower since it causes him severe pain.
A good Samaritan came to the rescue late last month.
He brought Garrett an expensive John Deere riding mower and with a note thanking him for his service.
“Where do I begin? Something AMAZING happened today!” Garrett’s wife Brittany wrote on her Facebook page, which has since been shared over 240,000 times. “As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son. My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven….He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower!”
“I don’t know who they are, but they have been watching my 100% combat disabled husband push mow our entire yard once or twice a week, and thought this would help make more time for the important things in life!!! THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE!!! You don’t know how much pain this is going to save him from!!!”