Good Samaritans are such rare occurrences these days. Very rarely do we see people pull over on the side of the street to assist some distressed driver or see some youngster help an old lady pack up her groceries. But something very special happened when 75-year-old Gerry Suttle was unable to cut her grass.
Due to her age, the Waco, Texas, native was unfit to cut the grass and as a result, the grass on her lawn grew to a staggering 18 inches.
Things got serious when a warrant was put out for the elderly lady.
Gerry could deal with most of the in-house chores, whether they are washing the dishes, cleaning the furniture or simply cooking a meal. But it was mowing the lawn that caused her the biggest headache.
As her grass grew to reach 18 inches, the neighborhood noticed and so did the government. A notice for a court summons was sent to her home but Gerry alleges that she never got it.
Because she never appeared in court on her appointed day, a warrant for her arrest was issued!
That’s when the Reynolds family stepped in and decided to help their neighbor in need. The four young boys of the Reynolds family braved the stifling heat to help Gerry mow her lawn down to the appropriate height.
In an interview with CBS News, Blaine Reynolds said: ‘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.’
Despite cutting the grass down to city compliance, Gerry still received a final notice from the city.
In an interview, she said: ‘it is very heartbreaking to see that someone that I didn’t even know came out and spent two hours in the sun doing what we thought the city wanted to be done and then turn around and say ‘no.’’
Even with the legal issues that seem to surround Gerry, Blaine said: ‘I would do it for her a second time or a third time. Anything to keep that lady from having to go to court.’