When was the last time someone did something kind for you? 101



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If you believe everything you see on TV, landlords don’t have a reputation for being kind or generous, which is why this wonderful gesture by a landlord called Jack is doing the rounds on social media.

Jack slipped his tenant this note, which says,


I know you guys have been having trouble being between jobs these past few months and I just wanted to thank you for always being current on the rent. So my gift for you and yours is that I’m waiving your December rent so you can give your family a good and decent Christmas this year. We just pick it back up in January.


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Jack’s lovely gesture was shared on Reddit and has been viewed thousands of times, with many people expressing surprise that a landlord could be so kind, especially at this time of year.

Kindness comes in many forms, from making donations to buying gifts for strangers or tracking down the owner of a lost phone or wallet.

At this time of year we’d love to celebrate kindness in all its forms. When was the last time you were at the receiving end of some kindness? Or what have you done to brighten someone’s day – share your stories!

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  1. I have had tenants that decided they would not pay rent because they wanted to spend their money on other things. They made no apology and to this day I’m $2k out of pocket. Being a landlord isn’t a bed of roses either.

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    • Having been a Property Manager in Real Estate I know only too well your side of the story as well and feel for you and the money it has cost you

    • Don’t think we weren’t helpful, when they moved in we gave them the first 2 weeks rent free and there were other times they were behind in rent for which we had to keep hounding them. To their credit they looked after the place, that was all that saved them from being evicted.

    • Lets not get on the tenant landlod wagon there are really good tenants and really good tenanats shame we cant meet the right ones .

  2. Yes, I have done this too, also for tenants that had a bad with their health!! It is a give and take and and least you have good reputation as a landlord!!

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  3. I moved into my current house about 4 weeks ago and my lovely landlady had left me a beautiful bunch of Oriental lillies..a dozen eggs..some lemons..loaf of special bread and a lovely note wishing me happiness for the future and hoped that I would enjoy living in the house. I cried I was so overcome at her nice gesture.

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  4. I was renting in the 80’s and the interest rates went up, in my letterbox was a note from my landlord asking me how much I could afford! I still have the letter today somewhere floating around in my filing…

  5. We always gave our tenants wine and xmas presents. .and on their birthdays as well….worth it if you have really good tenants…😀😁

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