True American hero is mowing the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial

Chris Cox of Mount Pleasant, S.C., rakes leaves near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Cox has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown. Cox has worked at least 100 hours, since he started eight days ago. He said that he’s not there to point fingers, "my message is simple, let’s get together and help." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Hundreds of thousands of government employees have been furloughed, weddings have been canceled, and monuments and national parks have been closed for more than a week while Congress engages in a bureaucratic pissing match over the Affordable Care Act.

The damn Panda Cam went dark!

But, in the darkness that is the government shutdown—as Washington's most historic monuments remain closed to the public and lawmakers stalemate on Obamacare—one hero has emerged as The People's Champion. One patriot has taken it upon himself to act as the country's Beacon of Hope. Armed with push mower and the state flag of South Carolina, this True American Hero is cutting the grass at the Lincoln Memorial.

*Insert obligatory Dark Knight quote here*