Sadly, there are malevolent individuals in the world. People kill and harm each other. Some take others’ belongings. We’re sharing the tale of an 85-year-old man whose lawnmower was stolen from his property. He did everything he could to catch the attention of the person who took his stuff without permission because he wasn’t able

Now, Gordon Blakeslee is seeking the return of his stolen 2009 Craftsman riding lawn mower from the burglar who took it right off his front yard. Despite being 85 years old, Blakeslee understands what he wants and refuses to give up mowing his grass as part of his daily routine. Mowing the lawn with a riding

During the COVID-19 epidemic, Blakeslee was taken in by his children. When he returned to his home, he discovered that his lawnmower had been stolen. He was incensed by the news.

“That was something that was precious to him, everything that he has, has value to him,” said Candace Blakeslee, Gordon’s daughter-in-law to WBNG. “If it’s not broken, it doesn’t need to be repaired or replaced.”

Blakelee was upset that someone would steal his riding mower from the front yard of his home. The mower allows him to keep his grass trimmed. He didn’t know what he’d do if he lost his expensive riding mower, so he posted a note to the thief informing them that he wants his machine back.“Bring back my mower. I am 85-years-old! I can’t push,” Blakeslee’s handwritten sign on cardboard said. He posted his message on a street sign to let people know that he was furious that his stuff was stolen.

The announcement was extremely distressing for Blakeslee’s residents. They recognized the elderly gentleman and were upset that someone had stolen his riding mower from his front yard.

“I didn’t realize how much he would miss it until I came here and saw the sign,” said Candace. “It melted my heart.”

There was someone in the area who came to Blakeslee’s aid. A new Craftsmen riding mower was trucked over to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. They took the equipment straight over to Blakeslee’s home so he could resume mowing his lawn, which he enjoys.

“I couldn’t be any more thankful. With everything going on, I know he’s happier than happy to have a mower back,” said Garrett Blakeslee, Gordon’s grandson.

I was a little shocked that someone would be so kind.

“Thank you, what else can I say? I really appreciate it,” said Gordon. “It’s got some new upgrades to it. That’s a lot better than my old one.”

He appreciated the riding mower.

“It gets me out, gets some fresh air, gets me some exercise. That’s the main thing. Sit [inside], and you don’t last long,” said Gordon.