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VIDEO: Knocking on Strangers’ Doors, Then Paying Their Rent

VIDEO: Knocking on Strangers’ Doors, Then Paying Their Rent

Juan went around knocking on strangers’ doors and giving them money to pay for rent. 

“Are you an angel?” one man asked.

“No, I have a YouTube channel,” said Juan.

Juan is the owner of the YouTube channel That Was Epic which has over 3.7 million subscribers.

In this video, he chose to reach out to random strangers and pay their rent – which for some, was an answer to prayer. 

paying strangers rent

There is so much good in our world today, and it often gets overshadowed by the latest political fiasco or riot in the street.

We wanted to shine a light on this incredible act of kindness in hopes that it will inspire you to do what you can. 

Do you have to go pay someone’s rent? No, but the counsel found in the Book of Mormon by King Benjamin is a great place to start.

And again, I say unto the poor, ye who have not and yet have sufficient, that ye remain from day to day; I mean all you who deny the beggar, because ye have not; I would that ye say in your hearts that: I give not because I have not, but if I had I would give. – Mosiah 4:24

What was can you bless the lives of other people?

One of the greatest pieces of advice you could ever receive and act on is from Camilla Kimball, wife of late President Spencer W. Kimball. Her invitation?

kindness to strangers

A stranger who had his mortgage payment paid

Never suppress a generous thought – no matter how trivial it may seem.

Just recently I was mowing my front lawn and though of our neighbors who had just had a baby. A thought came to my mind that I needed to do something for them.

Never supress a generous thought.

I remembered that she liked peaches, so I took two fresh peaches and dropped them off at her house. She told us that all of their peach trees were a total loss and it was exactly what she needed.

It doesn’t have to be a rent payment, it doesn’t even have to be peaches – as long as you are acting on the generous thoughts that come to your mind.


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