Woman Moves Into Small Apartment So Family In Need Can Use Her Family-Sized Home

June 23, 2017

A 70-year-old Dublin woman has voluntarily moved out of her four-bedroom home and into a small apartment so that a family in need can use the family-sized home.

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Ann Uzell / Photo credit: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ie

Ann received the keys to her apartment yesterday. She had decided two years ago to give up her home of 40 years and allow it to be used for a new family.

"I think it's nice to be able to give a young family a start in life,” Ann told The Journal. "I don't think you should have a big house if you're on your own. I kind of felt guilty living in a big house on my own."

Ann said she will miss the home she had, but was ready to move on and make new memories in her apartment.

"Everyone's been saying to me 'don't give it back.' I kept saying 'it's only a house at the end of the day.' "

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