83 year old who walked miles to mow lawns gets new set of wheels

Published On November 2, 2015 | By Keri | Middays

An 83 year old Florida man who has walked miles each day to mow lawns after his truck broke down, now is the owner of a new set of wheels.

John Joyce fought back tears as he was handed the keys to a 2004 Nissan truck at a used car dealership in Florida.

“It was wonderful, really wonderful,” he said.

Longtime customer Robert Norton and his wife Nikki set up a GoFundMe account to help Joyce, and in 2 weeks $13,000 was raised.

Joyce has been cutting lawns for more than 20 years and when the transmission went on his truck 3 months ago, he still didn’t give up. He pushed the lawnmower and carried the leaf blower 5 to 6 miles to do his work. Being on a fixed income, Joyce said he didn’t want to disappoint his customers plus he “needed the money” he admits.


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