Thanks to the power of social media a teen has become an internet sensation with his innovative lawn mowing device and entrepreneurial spirit.
Instagram user Deonshotme uploaded a video of 14-year-old Daron Taylor which showed his invention and his means of work.
The man was driving down the street when he encountered the teen and had to know what exactly the device was.
Taylor explained his invention works as a storage cart of sorts, carrying all the necessary equipment he uses to mow other people’s lawns to earn extra cash.
“I like cutting grass and I have yards that are way too far, so I don’t like walking or pushing a lawnmower, a weed wacker or boring stuff,” the boy says. “So I saved enough money to buy this bike right here, and I bought a couple pieces of wood. So I got this trailer, this hitch … and I have a crate in front with the gas cans.”
In only eight days after it was uploaded, the video had been viewed more than 72,000 times, and spiked the interest of a local news station.
Instagram user Deonshotme said he was impressed by the boy’s work ethic and wanted to support him. More kids need to have the same mentality as Taylor.
“Seen my lil dude Daron today,” he said. “Took a minute to get out and talk to this kid because he is truly me on steroids at 14 yrs old!!im defiantly going to support this kid business and pass the word on to everybody I can for him because he is def talented!!!he got more hustle then most grown men I know!”
Many were impressed by the young man’s drive and creativity.
“I’ve seen grown men, with children , that don’t have this kind of drive and ambition!! This really made my day!! Will support him!” one Instagram user wrote.
Others said the teenager inspired them.
“Woke up feeling kinda sh—- today, really didn’t feel like going to work, then I see this, I’m 43 yrs old and this young man inspired me to get off my a– and get moving!” another user wrote.
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