This guy mowed lawns for vets in 50 states

Rodney Smith Jr. talked about his inspirational journey to help veterans across the country.
2:35 | 06/19/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for This guy mowed lawns for vets in 50 states
And you know what, we love celebrating hometown heroes. We heard about this hometown hero, his name is Rodney Smith Jr., he traveled around the country mowing lawns for veterans for free. And in the five years he's been volunteering his time, he's taken five cross-country trips, he visited all 50 states and each time he made a huge difference in the lives of so many people out there. And in his mission to help those in need -- Yeah. -- He started the 50 lawn challenge to encourage people to help others in their community and now he has over 400 kids participating nationwide. Yeah. All the way from Huntsville, Alabama, we got Rodney on Skype now. Hey, Rodney. How you guys doing? How you doing, man? I'm doing all right. How about yourself? We're doing great. We're happy you're joining us on this show. You saw an older vet, he was struggling to cut his grass. You wanted to help him, how did that turn into a five-year journey for you? It became my passion. I just continued the mission. I met so many vets this time. This recent tour I'm doing for the veterans, I came across a purple vet, and he said during his time in Vietnam he felt like it was his fault that many of the soldiers died in his arms. When I mow their lawn, they feel appreciated. We need to do more for our veterans. Great point. Rodney, thank you not only for the lawns you mow. But for your service to the country. What do you hope people take away from this, what you do? I just hope people can know they can make a difference, too. You can do the same. It doesn't have to be with a lawn mower. Whatever you're good at it, get out in your community and do good in your community. Amen. Well, Rodney, we love what you're doing so much we appreciate you so much. For the next month after you finish mowing the lawns, we're treating you to lunch. I appreciate that. Thank you for your service, Rodney. Yeah, we'll make sure we feed you so you continue to have all of the energy you need to do what you do. Rodney, thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:35","description":"Rodney Smith Jr. talked about his inspirational journey to help veterans across the country.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"63811647","title":"This guy mowed lawns for vets in 50 states","url":"/GMA/Strahan_and_Sara/video/guy-mowed-lawns-vets-50-states-63811647"}