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05/06/2014 03:06 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2014

Texas Community Comes Together In Kindest Way To Offer Support To Cancer Patient

What do lawn chairs and walking the dog have in common? The answer, in this story at least, is love for your fellow man.

A community in Houston has come together to show support for a neighbor who is battling leukemia, CBS News reported. Charlie George is known for walking his two dogs, and occasionally his cat, around the neighborhood several times a day. However, due to his health issues, the walks have become more difficult for him.

So his Garden Oaks neighbors stepped in to help by putting special chairs on their lawns so that George can stop and rest when he gets tired during his walks, KTRK reported. The neighbors are calling these rest spots "chairs for Charlie."

"I think it's incredible. I didn't expect this at all," George told KTRK.

"I thought I'd put a chair in the yard for him," neighbor Shellye Arnold the outlet. "Then maybe the neighbors would want to put chairs in the yard, so I just sent an email to everyone on the street and asked them if they wanted to put a chair in the yard."

The chairs line the neighborhood along the 64-year-old's walking route, offering him a place to sit for a moment, as well as a reminder that his community is rooting for him.

"When I saw that, you know ... it makes you want to cry," George told CBS News. "That brought it all to a head and made it real for me, that people really care about me."

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