RIESEL, Tex. – Convincing most teens to mow the lawn in the middle of summer break is a task best left to a powerful magician or the promise of a hefty allowance.
But the Reynolds brothers from Central Texas are living proof that sometimes good deeds are a greater motivator than good fun.
The brothers sprung into action after hearing that 75-year-old Gerry Suttle was in danger of being arrested and sent to jail for having grass higher than the city limit of 18 inches.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Suttle after she had failed to appear in court following multiple summons.
According to KWTX-TV, the Reynolds boys, who had never met Suttle, went to her property and mowed the entire lot.
"We haven't met her yet but she's 75 years old and she needs some help mowing," Blaine Reynolds told KWTX. "That's the least we could do."
Suttle was left speechless when first told of the work by the Reynolds brothers, but the boys said they didn't think twice.
"I really wouldn't want her coming out here and doing it or paying someone else to when we could have just done if for free," Brandon Reynolds said.