03 March 2009

Bearer of Good News

So, I work at a properties management office. I do a lot of office-type work mostly. I also give a fair amount of apartment tours. And this week, I process rent payments. A lot of rent payments.

Today a chap came in, and I asked him if he was there to pay rent. He said he was sort of there to pay rent- just not his. He then explained that his roommate had been very sick and had to have some pretty serious surgery recently. Because of the illness the kid was not doing great financially, and this kind chap wanted to anonymously pay his rent. That wasn't a problem at all, so I processed the rent payment for him.

Then the kind chap asked me if I could call the roommate of the failing health and let him know that he didn't need to come in to pay rent.

Calling him was the highlight of my day. I had to tell him about four times that somebody had come in and paid his rent for him, and he kept thanking me. Let me tell you, it was fun to be that messenger.


Science Teacher Mommy said...

Wow. What a great story. I love hearing stuff like that.

Kristy said...

That is a really really good story. Thanks.

Jenn said...

That's so great. I almost get the same feeling when I call people and tell them their copies are finished...almost. ;)

Bart said...

Kind chap. What a great appellation for a deserving fellow.

Packrat said...

What a nice guy - well, actually both of them. Made me cry. Thanks for posting this. Oh - the other day, twice a teenage boy held a door open for me. Amazing!
Makes one have faith in humanity again. :)

Dusty and Amy said...

SO AWESOME!!! Love, Love, Love to hear things like that. Makes me stop to think about how to pay it forward today.