People have been moved to tears after a tenant revealed his landlord had slashed his rent in half over the festive period as a gift.
Reddit user Chris, believed to be from the US, shared a snap of a Christmas card sent to him by his landlord Lee earlier this week, which read: ‘Chris, I figured the best Santa gift for you would be taking off half the January rent. So just pay $440 at the end of this month.’
Posting the note, he revealed he had been ‘struggling recently’ and ‘hadn’t received any other gifts’.
Other users said the post had left them weeping, with one commenting: ‘Nothing makes me cry and I have been called a robot before…I teared up.
People have been moved to tears after a tenant revealed his landlord had slashed his rent in half over the festive period as a gift
‘This hits close to home and is a huge gift to me.’
Another wrote: ‘This is f***** awesome. Very classy.
‘I don’t know your personal situation (referencing the gifts and struggles), but I’m glad to see a person in this world extend kindness like this to another; espiecially in these times. Happy Holidays!’
Chris shared the note shortly after Christmas Day, posting: ‘Didn’t get any gifts for Christmas except from my landlord.
Others praised the landlord for his kind gesture, with some users confessing had left them in tears
‘Has no idea I’ve been struggling lately.’
Other users commended the landlord for the heartwarming move, with one commenting: ‘It’s always nice to see good people doing good things, especially this time of year.’
Another wrote: ‘This story warms my cold bitter heart.’
‘I personally find it crazy that a landlord would actually do this,’ another added. ‘I’m glad he did for you, of course!’
It comes days after tenants at a Washington state apartment complex received this letter offering a one-time postage-paid envelope for mailing rent checks, in light of the pandemic
One user added: ‘That’s pretty awesome, sure wish that would happen to me.’
The move comes days after social media users slammed a landlord as ‘disgraceful, insulting, and tone-deaf’ for acknowledging the stress that the pandemic has caused — and, in an effort to help, offering a postage-paid envelope for tenants to mail their rent checks in.
The note was handed out in Washington Square Apartments in Bellingham, Washington this month, and quickly earned international attention online after being shared on Reddit.
‘The stress of COVID can be made worse by the holiday season,’ the note reads. ‘We hope this one-time offering of a postage-paid envelope to mail your rent check will relieve some of that stress for you.’
As a photo of the note and envelope went viral, outraged internet users slammed the writer of the note as greedy, slimy, and scum
As a photo of the note and envelope went viral, outraged internet users slammed the writer of the note as greedy, slimy, and scum.
‘Seems like a round about way to say “I know we’re in a pandemic and you may be struggling but we still expect you to pay your rent on time,”’ wrote one.
‘What a slap to the face,’ said another.