PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — “I did not know that I might truly be making my very own cash for as soon as as a result of I used to remain in the home and play video video games,” mentioned 9-year-old Keith Williams.

That was the life-style Williams was most trying ahead to after ending his third-grade yr. However issues took a flip when his Xbox controller broke – once more.

“I made a decision to make some cash,” he mentioned. “So, I made a decision to start out a garden mower enterprise.”

Along with his father’s assist, Williams produced flyers and distributed them all through their Roxborough neighborhood. However the hyper-local summer season garden care service unfold past a pair blocks.

“Somebody ended up posting that flyer on Fb after which type of went viral,” mentioned Williams’ father, additionally named Keith Williams. “So, I have been driving him round every single day after 5:30 and on Saturdays and Sundays on all his jobs.”

In little time, Williams made sufficient cash to purchase a brand new Xbox controller after which some. However he did not cease working there.

“I need to get monetary savings for my faculty,” he mentioned, citing MIT as a best choice. “I need to be a pc engineer as a result of I need to construct an app for folks like me who need to begin garden mower companies.”

Along with saving cash, Williams is comfortable to be assembly neighbors like Clare Richey.

“You do not see this anymore. Like, you already know, after we have been rising up, we have been doing this,” mentioned Richey. “You realize, I haven’t got kids his age. We most likely by no means actually would have crossed paths.”

As soon as faculty begins once more, Williams thinks he’ll pivot to leaf-blowing or snow-shoveling to contribute to his faculty fund. However along with changing into a pc engineer, he additionally desires to turn out to be a great father.

“My dad performs a vital position with that and he by no means stops making an attempt to generate income and supply for me,” he mentioned. “And I additionally need to be like that for my children sooner or later.”

Anybody within the Roxborough-Manayunk space who’s concerned about Keith’s Summer season Garden Care companies can contact him at 267-282-1446 or keithslawnmowerservice@gmail.com.

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