Christmas generosity abounds, even with landlords

Christmas generosity abounds, even with landlords

Generous L.A. landlord drops rent for the holidays.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? I love the holidays, in part because for once, there's no shortage of great news. Maybe the media makes a special effort to find and report on good news more in December?

Whatever the reason, I couldn't be happier to tell you about one such great news story. It's about a Los Angeles landlord who decided to cut his residents a big break for the holiday.

Eventually, the holiday spirit grabs us all in some way. That's apparently what happened to one landlord in Los Angeles, California, this month. A Reddit user posted a photo of a letter he received from the landlord, saying that he'd be dropping everyone's rent by $70 for the month of December.

Before we got our house, I'd been a renter for decades. And in all my years, I've never heard of this kind of thing happening. Yes, it's only $70, but hey that's a lot of money, especially around the holidays. Times are tough, money is so tight for so many, and a generous gesture like this one can make all the difference for so many people. This, folks, is how you make your tenants love you!

The landlord suggests that renters could use the $70 "to purchase a gift for someone special in your life." That's a stellar idea, and one that some tenants will likely follow up on. For others, who might be struggling, it's money they can use for groceries or other bills. It's enough to fund a pretty nice Christmas dinner for a family, too. You can read the entire letter here, thanks to a Redditor's posting.

Santa hats off to this generous landlord for his gesture this holiday season. Do you have any stories about great Christmas generosity you'd like to share? Let's hear them in the comments!