Kind Boy Scouts Answered Disabled Elderly Lady’s Call For Help With Her Overgrown Lawn

A kind group of boy scouts helped mow, trim and clean the lawn of an elderly lady who was embarrassed and no longer able to mow her yard.

A friend of Sylvia Murray, a disabled elderly woman, wrote a post online asking if anyone could help her friend with her yard, as after living there for 22 years Sylvia was no longer able to physically take care of it.

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Sylvia had become increasingly embarrassed having overgrown grass covering her sidewalks, as people would often walk their dogs in the neighborhood.

“There’s a lot of people that come by and walk their dogs, and they have to look at this,” Sylvia said.

Within two days Boy Scouts troop 600 from Tonawanda, New York, answered the call and showed up at Sylvia’s house with a smile, hands ready to work and a mission to help bring comfort to a sweet elderly woman.

The young men mowed the overgrown grass, raked leaves and made Sylvia’s yard look beautiful again.

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Photo credit: Humankind

They also trimmed the bushes that were so overgrown they were completely covering her front windows.

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Photo credit: Humankind

Sylvia was deeply grateful.

“I cried. I appreciate this so much. I can’t do anything anymore because I’m disabled, and I’m embarrassed, and I’m so happy,” Sylvia said. “But I’m just so grateful. I am. I’m not embarrassed anymore.”

“Oh what they’ve done so far is like a miracle here. I feel better.”

The kind young men even asked Sylvia if they could come back again to help her with her yard in the future.

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“Absolutely,” she said with a smile.

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