Firefighters cut man’s grass after his lawnmowers are stolen

Firefighters cut grass for West Memphis man

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - West Memphis firefighters came to the help of one citizen they noticed struggling.

"For me, it’s exercise like walking," said Iziah Nixon, homeowner.

Iziah Nixon gave up on buying lawn mowers.

The last three he owned were stolen.

"All stolen from me, so I stopped buying a lawn mower for somebody else to steal," said Nixon.

Nixon now uses a sling blade to cut his grass.

The out of the ordinary sight caught the attention of three West Memphis firefighters Saturday as they returned back to the station, just around the corner from Nixon’s home.

Firefighters cut grass after man's lawnmowers stolen

"It’s not really something you see any more," said Rob Thornton, WMFD. "The grass was very tall so we decided that, ‘hey let’s go get the mower, we’re not doing anything.'"

The three firefights returned to surprise Nixon with this act of kindness.

Ten minutes of yard work was something Nixon will never forget.

"I thought that was really a very nice gesture because they didn’t have to do that," said Nixon.

Fourteen years ago, Lt. Brandon Gill, decided to dedicate his life to serving the people of West Memphis by joining the fire department.

Coming to the aid of residents even when they don't call on the department for help.

"My parents instilled in me at a young age that if you see someone who needs help It was just something I was brought up to do," said Gill.

It was a small gesture.

“If I could cook, I would cook them a dinner, but I don’t cook,” said Nixon.

But that day... the firefighters’ big hearts and love for their community shined bright.

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