It’s been a tough year for people who are heavily dependent on monthly or weekly salaries to pay off their rent and other expenses.
Millions of office goers have either lost their jobs or faced massive pay cuts due to the losses incurred by their employers due to the slowdown of business triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
For over 10 months now, families around the world have been struggling to make ends meet. The quarantine and social distancing norms have not made things any easier.
Those who own homes are in a better financial position as they don’t have to pay rent. But spare a thought for those who have to pay monthly home rent without the guarantee of a decent job in these times of crisis.
In such a scenario, what can a property owner do to provide some relief to his or her tenants? Well, one landlord has earned praise for a benevolent Christmas gesture for his struggling tenant.
A tenant shared a picture on Reddit of a small handwritten Christmas note that was passed to him by his landlord. The note was dropped through his door and was not attached to a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine. However, it had enough information that made the tenant happy and relieved.
“Season’s greetings and best wishes for the coming year. 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. Lee,” read the note.
So the story is Chris was crestfallen after not receiving any gifts on Christmas presents this year. Due to coronavirus crisis, he was even struggling to earn the rent money. Seeing his plight, his kind owner decided to waive half the rent for the month of January.
The heartwarming note was shared on Reddit by Chris with the caption: “Didn’t get any gifts for Christmas except my landlord. He has no idea I’ve been struggling lately.”