Good Samaritans Offer Help to Missouri Farmer

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PECULIAR, Mo.--A farmer in Peculiar, Mo. is counting his blessings this Thanksgiving. He's getting help from complete strangers.

Since 2010, city officials say they've been trying to get John Krum to clean up his 20 acres of land in Peculiar. Krum tells FOX 4 he's done just that but when his health started failing he could no longer do the work. Luckily, help is on the way.

"They're wonderful people," property owner John Krum said.

Two complete strangers, Brion Rothlisberger and his dad, Gary are putting a big smile on Krum's face.

"I feel that these guys are true blue," he said. "They really are. Are they your heroes? Yeah, more or less." they organized this whole thing."

Krum has received $2,500 worth of tickets. They're code violations from the city including: accumulation of rubbish to storing unsafe vehicles. The 61-year-old retired roofer, who's on a fixed income, says he and his wife Sue both have weak hearts and other health issues. That kept them from being able to maintain their property.

"I've had people come in here and say they're gonna help me out and they rip me off, stealing everything I had," he said.

This Thanksgiving, the father and son team has begun clearing out piles of debris in the Krum's yard, storing Mrs. Krum's oxygen tanks in a better place, and the clean-up is just beginning.

"They need help," Garth Rothlisberger said. "I figured I had the equipment and the time to take the big burden off.

The good samaritans' good deed is giving the weary couple hope.

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