Disabled Combat Veteran Receives Letter From Grateful American

Disabled Combat Veteran Receives Letter From Grateful American
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It was a delightful surprise for a disabled combat veteran who received a brand new lawn mower from an anonymous sender.


As reported by FOX 29, Spc. Christopher Garrett served as combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He was shot and wounded in Afghanistan.

His wife Brittany Lynn Garrett shared pictures on Facebook of the unexpected surprise his husband received. “As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son,” Brittany wrote on her Facebook post.

“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!”

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Christopher received medical retirement as a result of his disability and came back home in Oregon. He was classified 100 percent disabled. He used to mow the lawn using a push mower once or twice a week. He would struggle during the activity because of the pain it caused him. However, after the mysterious arrival of the expensive riding mower, accompanying which was a heartwarming note, he will not need the push mower anymore.

Brittany said she has no idea who the gift was from. “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!!” she wrote on her Facebook post.

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, the anonymous sender also included a note along with the gift. “I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom,” the note reads. It was signed, “A grateful American.”

Brittany’s post has been shared as many as 214,000 times.

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