A large, well built man visited the church and asked to see the pastor's wife, who was well known for her charity.
As he spoke to her he said in a voice breaking with emotion,
'I'd like to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this neighborhood. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned out into the cold streets unless someone pays their $400 rent that is past due'
'How frightful!' exclaimed the pastor's wife. 'May I ask who you are?'
The enormous visitor wiped his eyes with his handkerchief and wailed, 'I'm their landlord’