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Man spends years secretly tucking away brother’s rent money
His reaction gave me goosebumps! 🤯
Melissa Leventhal
02.04.21

Having a brother can be one of the best things in the entire world. You have an automatic friend for life. Todd Burkemper is the big brother little kids only dream about. This is a story of how he goes above and beyond to look out for his family.

Todd has always looked out for his little brother, Alex

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Since graduating college back in 2011, Todd has been working tirelessly. Starting from the bottom, he has spent nearly a decade working his way up in a software design company. He is now a senior software developer at Buildium. Todd is a great example of working to get what you want.

His hard work paid off when he built his own house!

And this was back in 2013! Todd is no stranger to hard work or struggle, but his determination has propelled him forward!

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Todd has always supported his younger brother, Alex in the best way

Shortly after Alex’s graduation in 2017, he moved into Todd’s home. This was so that Alex could maintain his freedom and continue to grow away from home as he has been doing instead of having to move back in with his parents. Todd is a big brother that young siblings only dream about.

Todd didn’t even ask for him to pay any rent at all at first

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After six months, Todd started asking Alex to pay his fair share of the rent

More than fair and still a fantastic deal all things considered! Alex had six months to get on his feet and establish himself in his career a little!

They lived together and lived quite harmoniously for years! But Alex knew his time was coming to fly free and move out from his brother’s house!

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Except, Todd had a big surprise waiting for Alex.

Alex put an offer on a home and, shortly before the end of May, it was accepted! Alex would finally have a house of his own.

Such a huge event called for celebration from the Burkemper family! They all gathered together and Todd put the plan into motion!

Todd had been, unbeknownst to Alex, secretly saving that rent money!

He was even adding on to those savings a little himself, bolstering what he would eventually give to Alex when he bought a house. Talk about a great big brother, right?

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He didn’t want Alex to struggle to make ends meet the same way that he did.

This was his way of ensuring his brother would be okay without spoiling him too much!

“Although Alex was puzzled when he saw me with my camera out, he was even more confused, then completely shocked, when Todd held up a screen shot of the savings account balance on his phone. Then, he told Alex the money was his!”

“After posting this story on my FaceBook page that evening, and reading all of the heartwarming responses, I felt compelled to share this story of brotherly love with a wider audience” -Barbara Burkemper, Todd and Alex’s mother

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“The generosity shown by Todd is just one of many amazing facets of his character. We are so very humbled by the awesome human being he has grown into.”

Todd and Alex’s parents must be so proud to have raised such thoughtful young men with amazing work ethic. They’ve truly put good into this world.

You can see the two embrace in a hug of gratitude and brotherly love. Something that truly warms our hearts.

Make sure to watch the video yourself and see this heartwarming moment. I can guarantee that it’ll warm your spirits.

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By Melissa Leventhal
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Melissa Leventhal is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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