A Tennessee retiree with Parkinson’s disease wanted an American flag for his birthday but he couldn’t put it up.
Bill Yardley, a former police officer and father of an active duty Air Force serviceman, is severely limited in what he can do by the illness.
So he reached out on the Nextdoor app to ask his Knox County neighbors if he could borrow someone’s power screwdriver.
Then he went to the doctor’s office and when he later returned home, an anonymous good Samaritan had already installed the flagpole. Another one dropped by and raised the flag.
Nextdoor describes itself as a community-building platform for neighbors, local businesses and public officials to strengthen their ties. It says nearly one in three Americans uses the app.
(Photo used is a file picture and not the actual flag put up by the neighbors)