A Columbus boy is mowing lawns in his neighborhood while on summer break to raise money for school and help his family. A Facebook post of 12-year-old Jayden Jackson looking for lawns to mow has been shared over a hundred times, NBC15 reported.
Jayden, who has five siblings, just completed fifth grade at True Springs Academy and is now mowing lawns to get money and items for himself and his siblings ahead of the next school year.
“When I was walking with my lawnmower someone stopped me and asked me to cut their lawn and I did,” Jayden said to NBC15. Angel Jackson, Jayden’s mother, said being the second oldest of her six children, Jayden is like the “dad out of the bunch” who is always going the extra mile to help. “He wants to help his brother, sisters and himself get things for school,” Angel Jackson said.
“He’s always had a love for cutting grass. He’ll watch YouTube videos, day and night cutting grass, weed eating, it just comes natural,” Angel Jackson added.
Jayden’s mother has Lupus and he is doing all he can to help her get anything she might need. Angel Jackson is grateful, adding that most kids in their community get into trouble a lot so she is glad that her son has gone away from all that and is doing things the right way.
Jim Hudson, one of Jayden’s loyal customers, said the boy will be an asset to his community and to himself. “He could’ve been out playing and running around, but he was trying to make some money. He was very impressive, and he came back a couple of times. At the time, I didn’t need my grass cut, but he still came by and asked; He’s building his customer base,” Hudson said to News Leader 9.
Some years ago in Maple Heights, Ohio, a 12-year-old also went viral for owning his own lawn-cutting business. Reggie Fields operated Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service with his brothers, sisters and cousins.