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  A U.S. Army specialist had deployed to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division when he suffered a grievous wound that brought his military career to an end.  Former combat engineer Christopher Garrett had been shot in the gut while taking part in a night mission, ultimately earning a medical retirement and 100 percent disabled rating. Despite the nagging pain from the injury, the disabled veteran still did his best to maintain his home, including mowing his yard once or twice a week with an old-fashioned push mower.

According to Independent Journal, Garrett’s wife Brittany recently found him outside crying, and after determining that nothing was wrong, was absolutely blown away by what was actually right. 

In a post to social media, she described how an anonymous neighbor of theirs had witnessed  Garrett struggling with the old push mower and decided to bless him and his family with a brand new John Deere riding lawn mower.

Where do I begin? Something AMAZING happened today! 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!! Garrett struggling with the old push mower and decided to bless him and his family with a brand new John Deere riding lawn mower.

A note with the new mower read:

“I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom. Sincerely, A grateful American”

See theFacebook post here! 

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