BRANDON, Florida -- A father of three has started to rebuild his livelihood thanks to the generosity of a stranger.
A couple weeks ago, thieves stole a trailer with all of Douglas Hall's lawn care equipment, which the single dad uses to support his three children.
"I haven't been able to get in touch with all of my customers yet. A few of them that I have been able to get in touch with, they have already found somebody else," said Hall.
Brian Gulash heard about Hall's story and decided to help after noticing striking similarities to his own story from years earlier. The father of two had to shut down his own lawn business when thieves stole his equipment, leaving behind only the trailer and lawnmower.
"It's a feeling of definitely emptiness. I mean, you feel like you have nothing left, especially when they strip away your livelihood," said Gulash.
The trailer had been sitting at his home every day since, building up dust, while he used the lawnmower to do his own yard work.
"So I'm like, you know, I got a mower and I got a trailer and I'm, like, the mower has been sitting on the side of my house forever."
On Friday, Gulash decided to give the trailer and the mower to Hall.
"I really believe that, you know, for the weeks leading up to that point in my life, for me is was a spiritual thing," he said.
While Hall rebuilds his business, he said people like Gulash have helped him rebuild faith in humanity.