Boy, 11, with strong work ethic surprised with his own business

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

NC 11-year-old looking for summer job gets surprise of lawn mower, weed eater and gas cans from local businesses

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.

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“If I can’t find a job, “ he explained to WTVD-TV, “I’m going to make a job.”

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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.