When an 89-year-old Florida woman was evicted from the house she had lived in for decades a neighbor came to her aid.
Angie Tyma recently moved back into her Hudson, Florida, home after being forced to spend three weeks at a Days Inn hotel until she found a new place to stay.
'I went through hell and back', Tyma told TODAY. 'I've lived in this house for 35 years'.
Tyma was evicted last month after she learned a family friend, now living in Europe, who she had sold the house to several years earlier and was renting from had stopped paying the mortgage.
They threw me out', said Tyma. 'I couldn't believe it'.
A neighbor saw Tyma's belongings being moved out of the house and offered to buy it.
Danielle Calder, who lives a few houses away, contacted the investment firm that had purchased the property at auction and bought it for $167,500.
The 65-year-old said: ‘I couldn’t see her living in a motel room. She’s been here so long, everyone looks out for her.
Calder and others in the neighborhood painted the house before she handed the keys back to Tyma on her 89th birthday.
Tyma, who now pays rent to Calder for an undisclosed amount, said returning home was her best birthday present.