A group of young brothers in Texas stepped up to help an elderly neighbor after they discovered that there was a warrant out for her arrest because the grass in her yard was too high.
The Reynolds brothers, from Riesel, Texas, reportedly saw a piece on the news about 75-year-old Gerry Suttle, who was facing jail time for failing to show up to court after being issued a notice to appear before a judge because the grass in her field was over 18 inches. She says she never received the letter.
The brothers soon realized that Suttle was unable to mow the lawn herself and, although they didn’t know the woman personally, decided to jump into action.
“It’s a summer day, we don’t have season passes yet to Hawaiian Falls,” Blaine Reynolds, one of the brothers, told KWTX. “What else could we do but go out and help some people. We haven’t met her yet but she’s 75 years old and she needs some help mowing. That’s the least we could do.”
The Reynolds made their way to Suttle’s lot with their lawn mowers, and began cutting the woman’s grass in the scorching 90 degree weather to help keep her out of jail. Others in the community quickly joined in to help, and in about two hours, her entire lot was cut.
“I cannot believe this,” an overwhelmed Suttle said after learning the boys and her community cut her grass for her.
“I am very seldom without words,” she said. “This is one time. You might want to mark it down in history that I didn’t have something to say.”
Now that the grass is cut, Suttle will be talking to the judge about getting her warrant dropped.
But the Reynolds brothers said they didn’t think anything of helping Suttle out.
“I really wouldn’t want her coming out here and doing it or paying someone else to when we could have just done if for free,” Brandon Reynolds, another one of the helpful brothers, said.