As the days of quarantine go by, we are learning about human goodness, one that gives us an air of hope and makes us feel that we will soon be able to overcome this situation.
Mario Salerno owns a building in Brooklyn, New York, that has a capacity of 80 apartments, and about 200 people live there. Mario is known for being a man who cares about the well-being of his tenants, for that reason, he forgave their rent during the month of April.
Helped people without expecting anything in return
At least during the month of April, the tenants of his apartments will not have to pay the payment, because he knows that some have lost their jobs or do not have enough savings to cover all the expenses. Mario prefers that they can buy food and thus be able to pass the quarantine without any problem.
He gave them the news through posters
Salermo made this important decision known to his tenants by means of small signs posted on the doors and elevators.
Due to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that is affecting us all, please note that I am giving up rent during the month of April 2020.
Stay safe, help your neighbors, and wash your hands! Thanks, Mario.
His tenants were relieved.
Perhaps for many, it is not something extraordinary, but for the tenants, it meant that they could save the money of a month to buy supplies; for them, it was a breath of fresh air in the face of the situation they are experiencing. For Mario, a gesture of love towards those who help him maintain his business.
I want everyone to be healthy. That’s it. For me, people’s health and caring about who could put food on whose table was more important. I tell them not to worry about paying me, to worry about your neighbor, and to worry about your family.
Definitely, Mario is one more hero who appears in the face of adversity.