A random act of pure kindness

Mikey 8 comments
A random act of pure kindness

If you ever needed your faith in humanity restored, look no further than this story.

When the bank foreclosed on Tracy's home and was put up for auction, she decided to attend the auction "to find closure". What she did not expect though was the kindness of a complete stranger, who moved by Tracy's tears, performed an act of kindness we just don't hear about often enough.

When Tracy's home came up for auction, one Marilyn Mock kept bidding on the house until she won - and then gave it back to the original owner.

The run-down old house cost her less than $US30k, but I think Ms Mock has earned a lifetime supply of good karma for her actions.


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Tuesday 28th October 2008 | 01:59 PM

That is truely awesome!

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Kim OJ

Tuesday 28th October 2008 | 05:08 PM

Call me a cynic, but this smells of fraud. The "crying woman" is released from her debt when the bank takes her house, then "a stranger" buys it for less (presumably since housing prices have dropped significantly) and gives it back to the now debt free "crying woman". AND remarkably enough CNN is on the spot to document the "pure act of kindness".

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Tuesday 28th October 2008 | 06:48 PM

...in response to this comment by Kim OJ. Yes you are a cynic Kim OJ! (but your probably right). But hey, let's not knock a good new story as they are few and far between.....

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Wednesday 29th October 2008 | 01:56 PM

That's so cool.

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Wednesday 29th October 2008 | 02:02 PM

...in response to this comment by Kim OJ. I thought the same thing. But what would be the point?

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Wednesday 29th October 2008 | 02:14 PM

are cameras always at these auctions?

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Tuesday 4th November 2008 | 08:13 AM

Either way, someone got their house back...

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Wednesday 5th November 2008 | 06:42 AM

One of my ex-neighbors tried to do this same thing. He had paid $379k. The house sold at $85k, but the when it was found out the bidder was bidding for the exowner the house went to the bidder before that for $80k. Not sure what the deal was or why. ex-neighbor had defaulted for 18 months before getting kicked out. The inside of the house had to be gutted.

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