A landlord is being hailed online for sharing the profits from selling his rental property with the tenants who made it possible.
Massachusetts local Chris Robarge revealed his landlord's kind gesture in a post on Facebook, saying he was beyond words at the gesture.
Robarge says his former landlord asked him for a current address, and as he had enjoyed his time living at the property he said yes.
Days later, he received a cheque for $2500 from his former landlord along with a heartfelt letter explaining the decision.
The unnamed landlord said he was "glad to share" his home with Chris and explained how he had calculated the total: "I calculated the amount of principal you paid each month you lived there, split it by who was living in the house at the time and added 40 percent (the increase in value of the home from when I bought it)."
As a reason for the generosity, the landlord said they felt it was "exploitative" to maintain the "capitalist tradition" of retaining money after a sale, saying it was "antithetical to a just society".
Robarge said in an accompanying Facebook post the gesture meant more than he could express.
"There are people who talk about their values and there are people who actually live them, and the reason I wanted to share this is I want to encourage us all to actually live our values. Do it off the clock, do it when no one is watching, do it always."
Comments on the post were touched by the kindness too, with some saying it left them in tears.
"This is the kind of stuff that helps me believe in humanity again," said one person, while another said everyone should strive to be like Robarge's landlord.