感人!美國男子跨越五十州免費為陌生人除草|Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

攝於2016年9月10日。免費除草服務的發起人Rodney Smith Jr. 於亨茨維爾與民眾Irene Renee Jolly談天。|FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Rodney Smith Jr., founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, looks skyward while talking with homeowner Irene Renee Jolly in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
攝於2016年9月10日。免費除草服務的發起人Rodney Smith Jr. 於亨茨維爾與民眾Irene Renee Jolly談天。|FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Rodney Smith Jr., founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, looks skyward while talking with homeowner Irene Renee Jolly in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】一名阿拉巴馬州的男子跑遍全美五十州為大眾免費除草,他說再次橫跨美國的目標是將當地社區和警察的力量結合,投入到愛心除草的活動中。

An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he’s traveling cross-country again to bring together police officers and the community.

這位熱心的男子Rodney Smith Jr.週一在推特上宣布「警民除草運動」於週三開始,第一站就是佛羅里達。

Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Monday to announce his “Mowing with Cops” tour will start Wednesday in Apopka, Florida.

男子表示,希望能在每一州都至少為一個老人、身障人士、單親家庭或退役軍人除草。他邀請當地警察一起加入除草行列,甚至特別準備了一個警察主題的割草機。根據他在個人網站中張貼的照片,這款除草機外型漆成黑白色,上面還畫了一個警示燈。

Smith says on his website that he wants to mow at least one lawn in each state for the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans. He inviting police officers to mow with him. He had a special police-themed mower made. His website shows it’s painted black and white and has emergency lights.

男子稱,幾年前的某天看見一位年長者在自家院前割草,啟發他為民眾提供免費除草服務。來自各種企業組織及個人的捐款,也資助他跨洲割草時所需支付的住宿等開銷。

Smith was inspired to begin a free yard mowing service in 2015 after seeing an elderly man cutting his lawn. Individual and corporate donations have helped pay for hotel rooms and other expenses.