Love your neighbor as yourself! This verse sounds profound and speaks respect and kindness, but it is even more heartfelt when we see people living by it.
Lane Unhjem, a farmer living near Crosby, North Dakota, was harvesting his crops when his harvester caught on fire. Shortly after, he suffered a heart attack.
When the neighbors heard of the incident, they knew they had to step in and lend a helping hand. Well, that’s what neighbors are for, right?
Using 11 combines, 6 grain carts, 15 semis, and a bunch of other farm equipment, around 50 people managed to harvest over 1,000 acres in just seven hours.
“I talked to a couple of farmers, got their equipment, and then other people just started calling and we had equipment offered from all over the place in the county, and their workers to go with it,” a friend of Lane’s family told KYFR.
Don Anderson, one of the kind neighbors who helped harvest Lane’s crops took to Facebook to share the heartwarming story. “The Unhjems have a beautiful crop that will be safe in the bins today, and more importantly they have the comfort of knowing that they have a community of friends that are helping, praying and doing whatever they can to help them get through this tough time,” he wrote.
The good thing is that Lane is in a stable condition and happy he has kind and sympathetic neighbors he can always count on. If every community was as caring and as helping as this one, the world would be a much better place.