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The internet defends a woman who refuses to give the house she inherited to her brother


The internet has backed a woman who said no when her brother asked her to give him the house she inherited.

Posted on Reddit’s popular “AmITheA**hole” forum, a woman with the username u/aIt_throwthrow shared her story. The viral post has 10,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The original poster (OP) explained that she was raised by Christian parents where “gender roles were ingrained” in her when she was young. Her grandfather didn’t like the way she and her brother were learning. The way she was raised led her to have a closer relationship with her grandparents than with her parents.

“For (important) information, my grandparents lived in a beautiful house with no neighbors, with many trees and a garden. They paid for the house after years and it was very special for them”, a- she writes.

According to Annuity.org, the average amount people inherit from relatives in the United States is around $46,200.

Redditor’s grandfather suffered from back problems and things started to get worse after his grandmother passed away as he would need home care. His parents thought his medical problems were due to all the “sins” he had committed, so they didn’t want to help him. He refused to let a stranger into his home, so the OP decided to stay and take care of him as she could easily work from his grandfather’s house.

A woman is supported by the internet because she refused to give up a house she inherited from her grandfather.
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“While I cared for him, we filled the house with the love and laughter my grandmother brought him. As my grandfather got worse, not a single call. Nor from my mother, neither my father nor my brother,” she wrote.

The OP continued, “We were joking about it once and he said ‘maybe I should just give you miss (the name of the house lol) instead of your dad he’ll just give it to your brother from anyway “he laughed after he said that so I assumed he was joking.”

His grandfather ended up passing away and it was the OP who found him. She told her parents because she didn’t want them to hear about her death from anyone else. At the funeral, the PO said they were in touch with his parents more than ever as they mourned the loss. However, things changed when the will was discussed.

When the OP’s family realized that the house would go to their daughter instead of their son, they accused her of manipulating her grandfather into making the house hers. Later that week, the OP’s brother went to see her very upset as he wanted to use the house to raise his family.

“I told him to leave and I felt awful. I feel like an asshole, and so does my family. He’s right, I don’t need the house, my job brings me a lot of money and I could easily live somewhere else. on the other hand, my grandpa wouldn’t want him OR my dad to have any,” she concluded.

u/aIt_throwthrow gave an update on his situation: “I’m not giving up my house, my husband and I are going to have a dog, and I’m buying a pillow that says ‘The house is holding a **hole’ as a little joke for my couch,” she said Newsweek.

The editors were quick to defend the OP.

“You took care of your grandfather out of love, without expecting anything in return. Your father and your brother gave nothing and expected everything in return. Keep the house. Your grandfather made the right decision”, received top comment from u/czndra67 with over 22,000 upvotes.

“Seriously, your grandfather gave it to YOU. He wanted YOU to live in a house he loved and lived in. He wanted to give this to YOU. To give it to someone who insulted him and treated him as less than he is almost an insult to his memory. Allow yourself to have what you deserve and what others wanted to give you,” explained u/Slow-Bumblebee-9609.

“Don’t let them make you feel bad about it,” said u/missmegz1492, “You were the one who stepped in, thinking you wouldn’t get anything back. You took care of your grandfather in the last days and allowed him to stay home, literally the number one wish of almost every patient I care for. The house is yours.


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