This seemingly ordinary photo of a teen mowing the lawn has taken the internet by storm for an amazing reason: love.
The image, recently shared on Facebook by Ryan Cox, shows 14-year-old Cody Mitschelin working on a yard in Oakdale, California. According to the post, the teen wanted to take his girlfriend, Audrey Fierro, out to lunch but didn’t have the money. So he decided to do some work to raise funds for his first “real” date.
The photo went viral as social media users fell in love with the teen’s devotion to his girlfriend.
“Hope is still alive for the future generation and our sons and daughters,” Cox wrote. “I’m impressed by whoever is raising this boy, great job!!!”
While Cody and Audrey have been together for six months, the 14-year-old explained that their dates had been small activities — this would be their first out on the town,reported the Star-Telegram.
According to the paper, the restaurant the two ended up going to even gave them a complimentary meal, rewarding Cody’s thoughtfulness.
“When I got in there and they sat me down, everybody went, ‘Aww,’ ” Cody recalled of the date, the Star-Telegram wrote.
His dedication to Audrey has moved people as far away as New Zealand and Vietnam, and strangers have offered Cody everything from relationship advice to job offers, Cox told local station KCRA. But most important, he impressed his date.
“He’s definitely a keeper” Audrey told the station.
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H/T: Huffington Post.