Q’yaron Godson is definitely not like other 11-year-olds.
“I’m getting older, but I have to find something to do,” the North Carolina youngster said. “I can’t just sit in the house and play all my life. I have to get outside and do something.”
He already helps fix his father’s motorcycle, and mows the lawn for his church. He asked a local lawn care service for a job, but they turned him down. He went back and asked if they could help him find a used mower.
“If I can’t find a job, “ he explained to WTVD-TV, “I’m going to make a job.”
Bobby West of Grasshoppers Lawn Care in Fayettville took note of the strong work ethic shown by the fourth-grader. So West and William Moss, owner of a local small-engine repair business, decided to surprise Q’yaron with the making of his first business: a new mower, weed-eater and gas cans.
“He really wants to work,” West said, “we need to give him a job.”
Q’yaron’s surprise was caught on camera by a WTVD crew.
“I was gong to fall out crying,” he said after hugging West and others. “I just want them to know I’m very thankful to have everything that I have now. God bless them all.”
Q’yaron already has two customers lined up.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.