Army Specialist Christopher Garrett’s life changed forever when, while serving in Afghanistan, he was shot through his lower abdomen.
According to Garrett’s wife, Brittany, her husband was classified as 100% disabled after being treated for his injuries. Despite this, Brittany says that Christopher continued to mow their lawn at least once or twice every week with a push mower.
Then, one day, an incredibly generous stranger surprised the couple with a gift.
Brittany posted about the incident on Facebook:
“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!!!”
Along with the post, Brittany shared photos of the brand new riding mower her husband was gifted.
In the comments on the post, Brittany wrote that since being injured and retiring, Christopher’s job “now is just amazing husband and father!!!” The kind stranger’s gift will surely go a long way in making that job easier.
Sources: IJ Review, Brittany Lynn Garrett/Facebook / Photo Credit: Brittany Lynn Garrett/Facebook