Alabama man who mowed lawns of veterans across US returns home

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — A man who went viral for traveling the country to mow veterans’ lawns is back home in Alabama.

Reporter Lindesy Connell found Rodney Smith Jr. in North Huntsville Monday mowing an elderly woman’s lawn for free.

This is what he’s dedicated his life to with his Raising Men Lawn Care service.

Smith recently returned Home from doing this around the U.S., the tweets he posted along the way going viral leaving him in the national spotlight again.

Rodney Smith Jr. said, “I just finished my 50 state tour. I traveled all 50 states mowing free lawns for veterans as a way of thanking them for their service and my last two states, Delta Airlines sponsored my trip to Alaska and Hawaii. I’m very grateful for them.”

This was his fifth time cutting grass in all 50 states.

Smith said, “It was a beautiful experience just to meet all the different veterans and the different branches and hear their stories. Some went to World War II some went to Vietnam some went to Afghanistan and just hearing all their stories is kind of amazing. I believe if one serves their country you know we should put them up here, high, and I come across so many veterans that struggle to get their lawn mowed and that should be the least of a veteran’s worries.”

Many are asking “what’s next?” Rodney plans to take his good deeds to every continent. He says he will also shovel snow and rake leaves for those in need.

Smith continues to encourage kids to mow free lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans.

Smith said, “It doesn’t have to be lawn mowing. It could be some other way. But my way of giving back is with lawn mowing. And I hope to encourage others to get out there and make a difference one lawn at a time.”

You can follow Rodney Smith Jr.’s journey on his twitter. 

To learn more about the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, click here.

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