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Manchester Landscaper's Kindness Earns Notice Of Ford Motor Co.

MANCHESTER — A commercial landscaper's tale of a boy and a big red truck caught the eye of Ford Motor Co.

The automaker shared Tom Topping's Facebook posting about his recent encounter with Kevin Fellows on its corporate Facebook page, then offered Topping, the boy and his family free tickets to the Toby Keith concert Saturday in Hartford.

"We love this heartwarming story about a man, a boy and an F-250 from Ford owner Tom Topping of Manchester Green Lawn Services," the Ford posting said. "Read on if you want a smile today."

On July 10, Kevin was visiting his grandmother, Gail Zanlungo, at her Grandview Street home. As Topping unloaded a mower...