A man was left in tears after his former landlord surprised him with a heartwarming letter and a $2,500 bonus cheque after selling the home.
Massachusetts resident, Chris Robarge, said that his former landlord had contacted him asking him for his current address.
In a few days, he received a letter informing him that the landlord wanted to pay him back for his contribution to the home. Not only that, he wanted to repay everyone else who had rented it previously.
Along with the letter was a cheque for $2,500 and a message that said that the landlord had tried to keep rent “equivalent to the monthly expenses of keeping the house” for everyone who had lived there.
Sharing a snap of the letter online yesterday, Chris wrote: ‘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.
The landlord wrote to Chris in the letter, “I calculated the amount of principal you paid each month you lived there, split it by who was living in the house at the time, and added 40% (the increase in value of the home from when I bought it).
“While it’s not much, it’s yours! It was a great house and I’m glad I was able to share it with you.”
Chris was left stunned by the heartwarming gesture, and said, “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.’
Other social media users were left wowed by the post, with many commenting it had left them in floods of tears.
He said the kindness shown to him inspired his own, adding he would give away $2,000 to worthy causes and people in need. His post quickly got thousands of likes and hundreds of comments, as one person said: ‘WOW that’s unheard of! What a beautiful, and real, gesture.’