Young Man Pens Inspiring Message After Buying Dream Home

June 27, 2020

A New York man recently purchased his dream house and his inspirational post has garnered more than 1 million likes on Facebook.

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Credit: Robert Hartwell

Robert Hartwell, an interior designer and founder of The Broadway Collective, saw the house online and just knew it was for him.

This is what he wrote:

"3 weeks ago I found this house online. I said 'this is my house'.

I called the seller and was told it was a cash only offer and that 'I'm sure that takes you off the table'.

Don't you ever underestimate a hard working black man.

I saw the house last week and when I walked in I knew I was home.

The house was built in 1820 for the Russell family who owned the cotton mill in town. Slavery was still legal.

When the agent asked me why I wanted such a large house I said it was 'a generational move'. I know this house is bigger than me.

I wish I could've told my ancestors when they were breaking their back in 1820 to build this house that 200 years later a free gay black man was going to own it and fill it with love and find a way to say their name even when 200 years later they still thought I would be 'off the table'.

We are building our own tables.

I've never been prouder to be a black man.

Come to my White House any time. I can't wait to have you!

Glory to God in the highest.

I'm a homeowner."

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