Nearly a year ago now, I had been unemployed for three months. No income, no food! A mother and her 11 year old daughter.
My landlady decided to make a commitment to us. She said, "I will not let you go without until you are settled again"!
I did not know this woman personally and she had no reason to help us, but she believed everyone is a child of God and so in her own time and at her cost she fed us, not only with food, but love, clothing, electricity, time, and her personal support—beyond what was necessary.
I can truly say it was due to her persistence and positivity that I was able to keep trying. 104 interviews later, I now have a job! I’ve been working for the past 9 months and still she keeps in touch (as I am employed on a contract basis), to see if we are alright!
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Edwin M. from MIAMI , FLORIDA APRIL 14, 2009
That person that let you stay is incredible and she supported that person even though she didn't have to. Awesome and good for them!!!!
K.J. from Ohio MARCH 26, 2009
That is wonderful. I love people like that!!!
Frank G. from Vermont SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
That is so cool!
Rao S. from Pune JUNE 18, 2008
So kind of the landlady.
Esther from Nova Scotia MAY 19, 2008
Nice story. You were lucky to have found that special landlady. I can see her providing some food, clothing & even some electricity & use of your phone. However not collecting the rent??? I guess she didn't have a mortgage to pay, as after 3 months, banks don't listen to heartfelt stories but only check their computer which spits out messages, i.e., TIME TO FORECLOSE, TIME TO ADVERTISE TO SELL IT AT AUCTION, forcing mortgage holders into bankruptcy to become homeless themselves. I know this becasue I've been there.There is no sin in being homeless. It is an experience to learn from, to share, to become humble and move on. Bless all that can do that and be happy and become a better person for it as some have done.