As the spread of the coronavirus continues to affect the livelihood of people around the country, one landlord in Maine is choosing to help out his tenants the best way possible.
Nathan Nichols said for the month of April, he will not collect rent from the two units he owns. He shared his intentions on Facebook, and the post has since gone viral.
"The reason I didn’t wait for things to become a problem is because they’re already a problem," Nichols said. "I have a young family in one unit and I have three friends in another."
For Nichols, the stress of not being able to work is something to which he can relate.
"My sister is a restaurant worker and she’s getting really nervous about the income that she will most likely lose that there’s no way for her to recover," Nichols said.
He’s hoping his kindness will spread as fast as his Facebook post.
"We have a system that is interdependent, and if one person is out of work, it’s going to affect in small ways other people and eventually it all comes around," Nichols said. "And there are ways to act with your power that can benefit people."
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