West Chester Man Pays Forward the Kindness Shown to Him by Helping the Disabled and Senior Citizens

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John Kane.

Following a personal mission of giving back, West Chester resident John Kane offered to help the disabled and senior citizens clear snow from their driveways during harsh weather for free. Fran Maye scooped up his reasons for the Daily Local News.

Last year, Kane started his small lawn care business, which he had been dreaming of doing for years.

But when the transmission on his truck blew out soon after, the new business seemed in jeopardy.

A random act of kindness, however, saved him: A customer offered $1,000 to fix his truck and keep the business rolling.

The display of generosity prompted the Cardinal O’Hara High School grad to commit to paying it forward.

After last week’s snowstorm, Kane reached out to the West Chester community on social media, volunteering to clear the driveways of senior citizens and those with disabilities.

The accumulation soon melted on its own, lessening the need for shoveling. But nonetheless, Kane kept the list of requests — more than a dozen of them — committing to clear the next covering of appreciable snow from their driveways.

“I love to help people,” Kane said. “Everyone is an important and valued member of society.”

Read more about John Kane in the Daily Local News.