Honor seems to be a family trait.
This is very true for Nathan Adams, a.k.a. “The Lawn Kid.” After he had trouble finding a job during the summer that would accept a 14-year-old, Nathan aimed to start his own business. When his mom asked what he had in mind, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He told her he wanted to mow lawns after learning all about it from his late grandfather, Frederick Adams.
Nathan sadly lost his grandfather recently at the age of 72 from cancer.
Nathan’s grandfather left a legacy of service and dedication that continues to make his family proud. No doubt these qualities have rubbed off on his grandson.
He was a hero to Nathan as well as a U.S. Army Veteran.
Along with being his role model, he made sure Nathan could take care of a lawn. The skills his grandfather taught him helped Nathan to start his business.
“He taught me when I was old enough to push a mower…how to start it and how to make the grass look good.” – Nathan Adams, fox5atlanta.com
After his grandfather passed, Nathan wanted to honor his memory in some way. He decided the best way to do that would be to offer his lawn services to local veterans. His idea was to offer a free yard cut to 50 veterans in his community.
“I feel like I need to let everyone know there are ways to help your community in your own way, and you should take every advantage to help your community if you can.” – Nathan Adams
Nathan is not afraid of a hard day’s work and likely got his work ethic from his grandfather. After his Army service, Frederick Adams joined the National Guard so he could continue to serve his country, according to Nathan’s grandmother.
“He wanted to find a way to honor my dad and make him proud and this is his way of saying thank you to the veterans.” – Nathan’s mother, Angel
“My dad was the most selfless man.” – Nathan’s mom, Angel
When asked about why he decided to give back to veterans by mowing lawns, Nathan simply answered, “I want to make my grandfather proud.”
“I hope it makes everyone smile and feel good that a 14-year-old is mowing lawns when usually they are on their video games all the time. I’m not sure when I’ll stop…I probably won’t stop.” – Nathan Adams
When asked what his grandfather would think of his efforts Nathan told fox5atlanta.com, “I think his exact words would be ‘I’m proud of you bud.”
Nathan’s entire family is proud of his dedication and his story has touched many people. Commenters online are big fans of “The Lawn Kid.”
“Wow what an honorable young man. Your grandfather is smiling down on you.”
“WHAT A DUDE!! I’M PROUD OF YOU. I DIDN’T THINK KIDS LIKE YOU EXIST YET. KEEP IT GOING ON!!! LOVE OUR VETS!!”
Now watch the video of Nathan supporting veterans in his community while making his family proud.
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