Pay It Forward: Jim Mathis

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ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) - Sometimes our Pay It Forward feature introduces us to people who just want to help others, no matter what they need.

Sherry Polly says that describes Jim Mathis.

"Jim Mathis is always there to help anyone who needs it," Polly says.  "He mows people's grass for free, works his garden and gives all the vegetables to his neighbors, takes people to the doctor or anywhere else they need to go, including the grocery store. He never asks for money even though he could certainly use it, especially with the cost of gas."

Jim lives in Ardmore Homes, housing for seniors in Ardmore, Alabama and spends his time taking care of the residents.

"He never asks for any pay for anything he does," Sherry adds. "He's just a good friend to all of us."

Which is why she nominated Jim for Pay It Forward.

"I just think you're a very special person and I think from the bottom of my heart that you deserve something," she said.

"Well, I just do whatever I can to help folks," Jim replied.

Jim says the Pay It Forward money will allow him to get his truck fixed, which is necessary in order for him to continue helping the folks in Ardmore.

If you know of anyone that is deserving of a Pay It Forward, click here to nominate him or her.  Please include your phone number.

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