Us ladies like to complain how guys just aren’t gentlemen anymore. Why don’t guys open doors for us or even call to ask us out on a date? Chivalry seems dead.
That was, until 14-year-old Cody from California proved us all wrong.
When Cody wanted to take his girlfriend out on a proper date, he didn’t ask his parents for $20 so they could hit up Applebee’s. Cody hustled hard, and now his story is going viral thanks to Ryan Cox, a man who shared a photo of Cody mowing his lawn on Facebook.
In the post, Ryan wrote, “This 14 year old boy came by the house with a lawnmower wanting to mow our lawn for $5. Well…me being a hustler I had to ask this kid why you mowing lawns? He replied with… ‘I’d like to take my girlfriend to lunch tomorrow and I don’t have enough money.’ So we’ve been going door to door getting him business and he busted his ass mowing lawns and sweeping sidewalks and made enough to take her to lunch and get her flowers. I’m so happy this still exists… Hope is still alive for the future generation and our sons and daughters. I’m impressed by whoever is raising this boy, great job!!! Thanks to you guys that also noticed and pitched in on the cause to building our future men!”
All together now: awwww!
In a follow up to the post gaining thousands and thousands of likes and shares, Ryan shared a pic of Cody and his gf.
“I’d like to make myself very clear right now,” the second post read. “I shared the story of Cody mowing lawns to take his girlfriend on a lunch date for one reason only, I thought that was a sweet thing to do for her. I had no intentions or any idea of it going viral. I didn’t do it for likes or shares. He had no idea I even posted it. Remember he is a kid, he isn’t perfect and has made mistakes. This was a perfect example of someone, let alone a young troubled teen to do the right thing for the right reasons. I gain absolutely NOTHING from this story except for the fact I might of made a difference, and now he knows what it’s like to work hard for someone that actually appreciates it. Good job Cody, keep up the good work kid!”
Cody, you’re going to make a lady very happy someday. You’re also going to make your neighbors very happy that they don’t have to mow your lawn. My only advice would be to bump up your price a little bit, kid. Lawn services don’t come cheap…