Christopher Garrett was a combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division when he was sent to Afghanistan, but he was soon seriously injured in the line of duty.

His wife Brittany explained what happened in an interview:

“He was shot through the lower abdomen, and the bullet exited his right butt cheek. He took the bullet while on a night mission in Afghanistan.”

Garrett received a medical retirement and was classified as 100% disabled. However, despite his disability and the pain, Christopher still went out and mowed their lawn with the push mower every week.

Then a complete stranger changed their lives with a simple gift. Brittany explained in a post on her Facebook page:

“Where do I begin? Something AMAZING happened today! As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son.

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!

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!!!

THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE!!! You don’t know how much pain this is going to save him from!!!”

She also included a photo of the note that came with the new riding mower:

“I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom.
Sincerely, A grateful American”

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: Facebook/Brittany Lynn Garrett

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