“A person I formerly rented from asked me for my current address recently. This person rented me a space in their house that was the first place I had to actually call home when I had to leave my house after I got divorced. I paid a completely fair amount of money for my accommodations and really enjoyed my time there, and like all rental situations, I figured that was that.
Yesterday I got this in the mail. It’s a letter from that person, informing me that they sold their house and that they were paying me and every tenant they ever had for what we contributed to the profit they made from selling the house.
I have been sitting with this for more than a day and I am still completely beyond an actual way to describe what this act means to me. All that I can say is that there are people who talk about their values and there are people who actually live them, and the reason I wanted to share this is that I want to encourage us all to actually live our values. Do it off the clock, do it when no one is watching, do it always.
(This is shared anonymized to the person that did it, but with their permission. They agreed that if this could inspire others to take kind actions, it was worth sharing)
EDIT: WOW did this post get way more attention than I ever thought. Since it’s come up and my response is in the first comment on the post, which is now buried: I am keeping $500 to put towards some major work my car needs.
I am giving away the rest of the money. I want this good deed to reach as far as possible. I have already given $500 to Black and Pink Massachusetts, I’m going to fill every Worcester Free Fridge, I’m making a donation to OurStory Edutainment, and I’m going to give some money out in the streets to people who need it.
If you can’t do what my former landlord did, let this inspire you to give whatever you can spare to someone or someplace that needs it. ❤✊❤”-Chris Robarge.
Chris RObarge photo.