'Amazing' landlord praised for generous act during coronavirus pandemic

A landlord has been praised for a kind act during the coronavirus pandemic.

Christina Marie, a mum who lives in the US state of Michigan, wrote on Facebook on April 7 her landlord had told her not to worry about paying rent this month.

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“Then he asked me if we had food. I told him how I had three packs of meat left and needed to go this week and he told me ‘OK, be safe’,” she wrote.

“Then I get a text saying ‘go to your front porch please’.”

Christina Marie was told not to worry about rent for April and then found these groceries on her front porch. Source: Facebook/ Christina Marie

The mum shared a photo of a number of bags of groceries containing items including fruit, milk and bread.

“And I see this, I couldn’t tell you how I feel right now. For him to do this for my family my heart is so touched,” she wrote.

People on Facebook were quick to praise Alan the landlord for being “incredibly awesome”.

“That is beautiful,” one woman wrote.

Another woman called Alan “an amazing man”.

“Such a caring person,” another woman wrote.

How to restart the US economy

The US has more than 600,000 cases of coronavirus and has suffered more than 25,000 deaths. Michigan has more than 27,000 cases and 1,768 deaths.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has urged residents to stay inside with an order on social isolation until April 30.

“The fewer people that are out and about, the less likely it can continue to spread and threaten our lives and our economy,” she said Monday.

US President Donald Trump has accused her of imposing “authoritarian rule” over Michigan residents.

Mr Trump has enlisted advisers in what The White House has dubbed “the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups” in how to re-open the economy.

A man sells face masks and cleaning products at Union Square, New York. Source: Getty Images

The list of executives includes Apple’s Tim Cook, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, all individuals with whom the president has long-standing relationships. 

Mr Trump also named some individuals who have been critical of him in the past, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

The US President also announced he’s pulled funding from the World Health Organisation.

- with The Associated Press

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