Meet the man who mows lawns to help others in need

Rodney Smith Jr. is mowing other people's lawns throughout the U.S. He visited Houston on Friday as part of his ongoing effort.

Smith operates Raising Men Lawn Care Services. He is teaching young people how to give back by mowing lawns for military veterans, senior citizens, the disabled community, and single parents. He posted on his Instagram account on Thursday and invited people in the Houston area to let him know of anyone who may have needed his service.

One young man challenged Smith to a lawnmower race on Friday.

Smith's work is focused on engaging young people and it seems he has that effect no matter where he is traveling. His next stop will be San Antonio.

During the summer, Smith says he plans to travel to all seven continents and mow lawns.