MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – The lawn business of Reggie Fields has risen dramatically and has received a surge of support since a neighbor named Maple Heights Police has called the 12-year-old boy.
"It was busy, we" I've been everywhere, "he said," My mother has to drive us everywhere. "
Reggie, who, with the help of a cousin, named his business with Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service and some of his relatives cut Lucille Holt-Colden grass last Saturday in 20000 Grass On Clare Avenue, when her neighbor called the teenagers for distressing their grass.
Reggie said he did not know and cut just grass, the grass clippings were blown into the driveway of the neighbor.
Holt-Colden's first reaction was to stream the incident live on Facebook.
"They called the police to tell the police that the children were theirs Cutting grass. Who does that? "Holt-Colden asks in the two and a half minute video," Who's doing that? "
Reggie decided to just go away.
" I was nervous, "he said Friday." I thought they would tell me that was in trouble. I just went into another lady's house and cut her grass. I just walked away and pretended that nothing was going back and forth in my own world. "
The video became viral and was shared almost 850 times and seen by over 230,000 people ̵
Reggie and his brother, Creshawn Austin, have 13 Averaged four to five meters a day since Saturday, they said.
Maple Heights police arrived at the house shortly before 1 pm, according to a report by three teenagers who have mowed grass, according to a call for service report
The authorities The scene commented that there is no clear indication of where the property line begins and ends, and Reggie and his relatives become the grass-roots l and do not cut their grass again, the report said.
Holt-Colden, who ran the lawn service after seeing her run from a local shop, said she was unsure if the neighbors called the police because they were black, but she doubted that 911 had been chosen It would be if white children cut the grass.
A woman in the house declined to comment on the incident.
"If you see how little children do something good, you should love them," said Holt-Colden, who now calls Reggie and Creshawn their babies.
She's set up a gofundme page to help the guys grow their business. On Friday night, he had collected over $ 3,800, surpassing his $ 1,000 goal.
Reggie and Creshawn know Holt-Colden as "Grandmother". They went to cut their lawn again on Friday afternoon because "their grass is growing fast."
The brothers are planning to be entrepreneurs and someday own a hardware store, an effort that began as a way to get out of the house and not to be bored. You save the money to buy additional equipment, a pickup truck, and a trailer for a few lawn mowers.
"Like a mini home depot," said Creshawn.
Lawn prices start at $ 20 for the front and backyard
The brothers, who normally work with their three other siblings and cousins, are usually busy at all seasons and outdoors. In winter, they paddle driveways and sidewalks. In autumn, they rake leaves and then cut grass in the warmer months.
Brandy Fields said it was heartwarming to see her children get so much support and do something productive. They are not on the streets and it is their hope for them to realize their dreams.
"I hope the roads never overtake my children," she said. I do not want to bury my child before they bury me, I want them to stay on a straight arrow, go to college, and do everything. "
Reggie and Creshawn plan to open a bank account on Saturday morning. Reggie was asked to talk about entrepreneurship in a church and even got a new mower and two leaf and grass blowers from a generous person.
"I feel that [attention] makes my business more exciting," Reggie said. "I'm getting more calls, people are recognizing me now."
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