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Landlord gives tenants $200 to replace spoiled food after power outage

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After three days without power, two neighbors are thankful their service was finally restored Tuesday. (Kelli Taylor/KCTV5 News) After three days without power, two neighbors are thankful their service was finally restored Tuesday. (Kelli Taylor/KCTV5 News)
Bruce Droge owns both the homes on 68th Street that Hatch and Bell live in. He says he tries to take care of all of his tenants. (Kelli Taylor/KCTV5 News) Bruce Droge owns both the homes on 68th Street that Hatch and Bell live in. He says he tries to take care of all of his tenants. (Kelli Taylor/KCTV5 News)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

After three days without power, two neighbors are thankful their service was finally restored Tuesday. 

But Rosemary Bell and Dorthy Jean Chavis Hatch are even more grateful for their landlord who gave them $200 each to replace food that spoiled.

"We're renting his property, and he came through for us. I thank him every day. I thank God for sending me here to him because a lot of landlords wouldn't of done that,” Hatch said.

Bruce Droge owns both the homes on 68th Street that Hatch and Bell live in. He says he tries to take care of all of his tenants. 

"I could've helped out a lot more if I had have known. I probably could have saved their food, but I figured a little bit of money could help them at least pay for the hotel or take them out to eat while they're waiting for the power to come back on,” Droge said.

Droge even extended the due date for next month’s rent to August 20 to give both families more time to get back on their feet. 

"We've only known him for 4 1/2 months,” Bell said.

"I've known him for a few years, and he is a good man,” Hatch said.

Hatch and bell agree, this act of kindness lets them know there are still good people in the world. 

"It always makes you feel good when you can do something for someone else. I'm a good Christian person, and I try to do what's right,” Droge said.

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