Stranger gifts disabled veteran with riding lawn mower

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Photo: Brittany Lynn Garrett/Facebook

An Oregon woman's Facebook post about a touching act of kindness has gone viral.

Last week, Brittany Lynn Garrett shared three pictures on Facebook stating something amazing happened to her family. 

"As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son," Garrett said. "My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven... He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower!"

Garrett said she has no clue who sent the generous gift. 

"I don't know who they are, but they have been watching my 100% combat disabled husband push mow our entire yard once or twice a week, and thought this would help make more time for the important things in life!!"

The anonymous person left a note for the family in a John Deere envelope. 

"I hope this saves time for the things that matter most in your life. Thank you for your service and for my freedom," the note read. The person signed it "A grateful American." 

Garrett said this is going to save her husband, Christopher, from a lot of pain. According to his Facebook page, Mr. Garrett worked as a Team Leader for the United States Army. 

Her post has been shared more than 214,000 times.