Lawyer Loans His House to Homeless Family

"You don't have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or Oprah," Tony Tolbert says about giving back. 

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Tony Tolbert (CBS)

In a gesture that seems to redefine the possibilities for helping others for those of us who aren't super rich, Tony Tolbert of Los Angeles is handing over his fully furnished house for a year to a homeless family he's never met, according to the Huffington Post. And no, he doesn’t have a spare home -- he'll be staying with his mother while Felicia Dukes and her three children move from a shelter to his house. Plus, her older son, who wasn't allowed at the shelter, will be allowed to join them.

Why the act of kindness? "You don't have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or Oprah," Tolbert, a Harvard-educated attorney who says he's carrying on his father's legacy of giving back, told CBS News. "We can do it wherever we are, with whatever we have, and for me, I have a home that I can make available."

"If I say I'm generous ... [then I should] be generous," he added.

Tolbert makes it sound so simple. And maybe it is.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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