Acts of Kindness
Young brothers step in and help 75-year-old so she doesn’t go to jail
There was a warrant out for the elderly woman's arrest, but a group of boys refused to sit back and let her go to jail.
Kathleen Shipman
10.19.21

No one wants to think of a 75-year-old woman being put in the back of a police car and taken to jail. A group of boys from Texas didn’t want to picture it either, which is why they stepped in to help a stranger.

An elderly woman in Texas had a warrant out for her arrest because her grass was over 18 inches tall.

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Gerry Suttle is 75-years-old and was issued a notice to appear in front of a judge regarding grass on her land. The law states that it needs to be under 18 inches, but Suttle was unaware of this law.

The woman also states that she never received the letter regarding a court date with a judge. Unfortunately, her failure to appear in court resulted in a warrant for her arrest.

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A group of brothers heard about the woman’s arrest warrant and immediately jumped into action to help.

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“It’s a summer day, we don’t have season passes yet to Hawaiian Falls. What else could we do? Just go out and help some people,” stated Blaine Reynolds, one of the youngsters that helped pitch in.

Amazingly, they’d never even met the woman before. One of the boys told KWTX:

“We haven’t met her before but I mean, like I said, she’s 75-years-old, she needs some help out here mowin’. I mean, that’s the least we could do.”

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The effort to trim down the elderly woman’s giant overgrown field was so much more about mowing a lawn. It was about keeping her out of jail, and being a kind and generous community. The brothers exemplified this to a T.

As soon as the kids began the task of mowing the field, other neighbors began to take notice of their good Samaritan ways. It was 90 degrees outside and the young boys were using normal mowers to mow a very large area.

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Soon, other neighbors, some with riding mowers, began to show up and help with the job.

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Just two hours later, the entire field was mowed and looked beautiful as ever. It should certainly be enough to appease the judge and keep Suttle out of trouble.

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When Suttle came outside and noticed what her community had done for her — she was left completely speechless.

“I cannot believe this. I’m very seldom without words but this is one time, you mark it down in history, that I didn’t have something to say,” the surprised woman told KWTX.

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She was stunned that such young kids would go out of their way to help an old woman for no reason at all. Her faith in humanity had been completely restored.

“I really wouldn’t want her coming out here doing it or paying a bunch of money when we could have just done it for free,” stated Brandon Reynolds, the brother of Blaine.

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Can you imagine what the world would be like if more good deeds like this took place? We should all take a page from these kids’ books and lend a hand to others.

Watch the video below to see how appreciative the 75-year-old was of the act of kindness!

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By Kathleen Shipman
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Kathleen Shipman is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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