Yearby hails from Quincy, Illinois and he currently resides in nearby, rustic community, Huntley. “I love it here,” he tells us. “Nobody bothers you. You see lots of land with chickens, cows and people riding their horses down the streets.“
“I’m an extremely hard and passionate worker,” says Yearby. “I’m a giver who almost never looks for anything in return. I believe everyone is equal and I believe women should be treated like royalty every day with the least amount of stress as possible.”
Um, get ready to gush. When Yearby’s in love, he goes all out. “I’m old school; I believe a woman should never open her own door or ever have to carry anything heavy,” he shares. “I’ll wash and blow dry her hair, scrub her body and feet, paint her toes and even feed her in bed. I wouldn’t be forcing myself to do these things. I would simply be doing what my heart tells me to do. I love hard, thus I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her pleased and show her she means everything to me.”
“Every material thing God blesses me with, whether it costs $5 or $5000, I’m truly thankful for,” insists Yearby. “I treat it like it means the world to me because there are those who live without every day.”
Yearby admits he didn’t have it easy as a child, but the jokes on his bullies now. “People said I was the ugliest and darkest kid with the worst name,” he shares. “I sat the bench in just about every sport I played until my last two years of high school.”
“I had to start making money at age 12 to help my family out,” admits Yearby, who says his childhood wasn’t easy. “I cut grass, raked leaves, cleaned places, recycled cans, metal, copper, you name it. I did whatever it took.”
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“I’m inspired to keep going when I think of my past and not wanting my family to experience what I went through,” Yearby shares.