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Updated: 6:36 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 | Posted: 5:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

98-year-old man helps clean up yards after Hurricane Matthew

Said he is glad to help

Bill Wheeler
Courtesy WSB-TV

By Cox Media Group


He may be close to 100, but that doesn’t stop Bill Wheeler from being an active member of society.

98-year-old man cleans up yards

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The Georgia man has been using his tractors to grind up debris in his neighbors’ yards left over from Hurricane Matthew.

The 98-year-old told WJCL-TV that he is giving back after they helped him.

"I love them and I think they love me. I could say a lot more but that's about it," Wheeler told WJCL-TV. "They are wonderful people, you just don't know. I get choked up. They're great people."

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Gayla Bennett, Wheeler's neighbor, said she feels lucky to know him.

"For him to come out and mow his lawn and then our next door neighbor's, and now he's out here on our yard, and he's still going!" said Bennett. "If I could be like him when I'm that old, I'll be happy. He's amazing."

Wheeler said he's happy to do the work and happy to help his neighbors.

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"First of all, I want to do it. I want to do. I wouldn't have it any other way," Wheeler said. "The young people learn from the old people, but anyway, I love it. I love to be outdoors. The good Lord blessed me, so I'll give a little back."

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