A note by a man named Lee Hui Sen recently went viral as he gave up RM44,500 in down payment for an auctioned house he bought, just so that the current family can continue staying in the house.
According to The Star, Mr. Lee bought a house that has been recalled by banks from an auction. He bid RM445,000 for the house and paid 10% of the bidding price to the High Court to secure the double-storey house.
However, when Mr. Lee and his family proceed to check out the double-storey house, he was shocked to see that there was a family still residing in the house. He saw some children’s clothes hanging outside the house despite the gloomy weather.
With the biggest heart, Mr. Lee decided to forego the down payment of Rm 44,500 so that the current staying family can stay and wouldn’t have to be evicted. He later left a letter in the family’s mailbox to tell them the good news.
“I am Lee Hui Sen, the buyer of the auctioned house you are living in right now. I am sorry for buying your house and it may have made you and your family worried,” Lee wrote.
“My family and I decided not to buy the house after all as we are worried that you would have nowhere to go,” he wrote.
“We will lose the the money but it will be transferred into the bank account of your house. We hope this could be of some assistance to you,” Lee added.
In the hand-written letter, Mr. Lee advised the family to restructure their bank loans to prevent their house being auctioned off again in the future.
“Try discussing it with the bank on extending the loan to allow more time (for repayment) or lower the monthly payments according to your ability to repay,” he wrote.
Besides financial advice, Mr. Lee also offered some fengshui advice such as removing the flower pots that were blocking sunlight to invite more positive energy into the house.
This heartening story was shared approximately 3,000 times when a journalist, Siti Na’imah Mohamed posted the pictures of the letter on social media.
According to NST, Siti Na’imah learnt about the case during a press conference of Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM). The letter was authenticate by the chief of PPIM, Datuk Nadzim Johan.
“They have been paying the monthly instalment of RM1,800 without missing (a month) for 13 years until the father lost his job,” Johan said.
He added that the father was declared bankrupt even after the family had paid Rm40,000 back in 2014 to prevent their house being auctioned off. In fact, the house had been auctioned off a few times without success before Mr. Lee showed up and bought the house.
“We urged Lee to come forward so we can show our appreciation to him,” said Johan.
Here’s the heartfelt letter hand-written by Mr.Lee himself.
Awww, hope in humanity restored. Have you ever been touched by a heart-warming story like this?