Chris Robarge said he was contacted by his former owner and asked for his current address in a Facebook post.
He then received a letter informing him that the landlord wanted to reimburse him and other former tenants.
The letter was accompanied by a check for $ 2,500 (£ 1,800) and a note explaining how the amount had been calculated, according to the Mirror.
He said, “I calculated the amount of principal you paid each month you lived there, divided it by who was living in the house at the time, and added 40% ( the increase in the value of the house from the time I bought it).
“Even if it’s not much, it’s yours! It was a big house and I am happy to have been able to share it with you.
Chris from Massachusetts in the United States said it was the first place he called his home after he got divorced.
He said, “I’ve been sitting with this for over a day and I’m still completely beyond a real way to describe what this act means to me.
“All I can say is that there are people who talk about their values and there are people who actually live them, and the reason I wanted to share this is that I want to encourage us all. to truly live our values.
“Do it outside the clock, do it when no one is looking, always do it.” “
Chris is now paying the kindness as he will spend $ 500 on car repairs but donate the rest to worthy causes.
The post was shared widely online with one commenting, “WOW, this is unheard of! What a beautiful and true gesture. “
Another added: “It made me cry. “