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Woman Buys Foreclosed Home For Distraught Owner

Many people are reluctant to give anything to strangers that isn't unwanted clothes or out of fashion furniture, but Marilyn Mock has gone above and beyond in dishing out Good Samaritan deeds. When Marilyn purchased a foreclosed home for the stranger who was watching her home being auctioned by the bank, she surprised everyone but her husband, who is used to hearing about his wife's giving tendencies. His response to the news? "Whatever."

Tracy Orr, the owner whose home was being foreclosed, is hardly saying whatever to the stranger who paid $30,000 to save her house. The two women met just minutes before the auction began, when Marilyn struck up small talk with Tracy and asked her, "Are you here to buy a house?" Tracy was unable to contain her tears as she told Marilyn that her house was being auctioned off. After that simple exchange, Marilyn decided to bid on the home so Tracy could continue living there. She can't afford to just give the home to Tracy but said, "We'll just figure out however much she can pay on it. That way, she can have her house back."


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