“This just proves that there is a lot of love out there”

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit businessman is being called a “walking angel” after he helped an elderly woman he saw crying in the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office keep her home. 

Michael Evans was standing in line to pay taxes on a property he’d recently purchased, when he overheard the teller inform a woman in a wheelchair that her house had been foreclosed upon, and was headed for auction. 

Evans stepped in and paid the woman’s $5,000 tax bill. 

Why do that for a stranger?

“I don’t know,” Evans told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Vickie Thomas. “Something just told me we couldn’t let that happen, so I just had to do it.”

“My father just passed away about two months ago, and I couldn’t picture this lady losing her house,” he said. “The cashier was in tears, too, it was just like unbelievable, so I had to do something. And we could do it.”

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree called the situation “very unusual.”

“We’re just happy that Mrs. Jackson came in, and had the faith to come in and see about the situation so we could try to help,” Sabree said. “And Mr. Evans was there as an angel to pay the taxes.”

“It really just shows that there are people out there who really care,” he added. “The average person doesn’t think, probably, that there’s still a lot of love in the hearts of our people…but this just proves that there is a lot of love out there.”


Thank you for sharing this story with me Linda

What acts of kindness have others done for you? What acts of kindness can you do for someone else? What acts of kindness have you heard about or seen in the news recently? I’d love to hear, either here, or join in and post it on your own blog, and share it here.

Love, light and glitter

13 thoughts on “F:AK – ‘Angel’ Detroit Man Pays Tax Bill For Woman About To Lose Her Home

  1. I don’t talk about most acts of kindness I take part in. I don’t feel right talking about that stuff. I’ll generalize about some things on my blog, but that’s about all. Interesting post.

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    1. That makes sense. It’s the acts of kindness that others do that mean the most to me. For doing good oneself, gives meaning and purpose and really it’s the others who I can give to that I’m grateful for, for they’re giving by letting me give to them. It’s when all the random people I meet are just so nice, helpful and friendly (the person who payed my parking ticket, the person who bought me a water in a foreign country, the taxi driver who drove me way further than he was asked originally for no more money, the taxi driver who brought me my phone left in the car, the guy in the airport who searched through all the entries to find which flight I was on to give me my phone, the person who helped me get on the train. Everyone is just so nice, caring, helpful. There are of course those who aren’t, and it can be tough when they aren’t, but really there is just so much goodness and kindness out there if we just open our eyes to it. Why’m I rambling?

      Love, light and glitter

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  2. Sometimes I feel like deeds like that have long died out … then something like this reminds me that there’s still real charity in the world. Thank you for that reminder ❤️
    “tell me something beautiful … lovelier than usual.” -ice cold /half•alive/
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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