In November, Landeros Reid, owner of L&L Lawn Care Service in Blue Springs, Missouri, experienced a devastating loss when his trailer was stolen, as well as more than $25,000 worth of equipment.
When FOX4 News published the story about the theft, it caught the attention of a company who wanted to help.
Kohler Engines of Kohler, Wisconsin, gifted Reid with two lawn mowers to help jump-start his business once again.
It’s a sentiment that left Reid in tears.
“It’s just amazing that there are a lot of good people out there to counteract bad situations,” Reid says in the article. “You never know social media, the news and how that can impact a situation, but it can. I’m just grateful for it. My family is grateful for it, and I’m grateful for it.”
Megan Amundsona, market analyst for Kohler Engines Division, said it was a team effort between Kohler Engines; Medart Inc., a distributor of engines and outdoor power equipment; and Lawn and Leisures in Lee’s Summit to make this happen.
“Landscapers are at the heart of our business, and we felt it was important to help one of our own,” Amundson says in the article.
Thanks to the kindness of others, Reid is back in business, with a chance to start over, an opportunity and business he’s using to inspire his children.
“It’s all for them. It’s all for legacy, all for growing a business and showing them they can do things and be their own boss. And it’s a blessing for me and my family,” says Reid.