Neighbourly love: Woman leaves R112 million to her neighbours

Neighbourly love: Woman leaves R112 million to her neighbours

- Renate Wedel passed away in December 2019 at the age of 81 and all her known relatives were already dead

- Waldsolm community which is made up of six small villages became instant millionaires

- The inheritance consists of a bank account, valuables, house, property and also shares

- The plans are to invest the money in the community's facilities and infrastructure

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A German lady, Renate Wedel, who sadly passed away in December 2019 at the age of 81, left a huge inheritance for her neighbours.

Renate who lived with her late husband, Alfred Wedel, in Waldsolms, central Germany - since 1975 left her unsuspecting community property and a stock portfolio worth $7.5 million (R112 million) according to CNN.

The Waldsolm community which is made up of six villages became instant millionaires after the local mayor received a call from the bank informing them of their great fortunes.

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An aerial view of the Waldsolm community Photo: Gemeinde Waldsolms
Source: UGC

Renates husband died way back in 2014 and her sister, who was to be her heir, had also passed away. The inheritance consists of a bank account, valuables, house, property and also shares, according to local media Hessenschau.

You would think that the community would demand a share of the cash but actually, the plans are to invest the money in the community's facilities and infrastructure. The mayor said many in the community suggested that the money be used to enhance equipment at playgrounds, construct a heated swimming pool and facilities for children.

In other heartwarming news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on South Africans who joined together to donate money to a man. A South African woman named Karin Joranda du Plessis recently took to Facebook group ImStaying to share how she had mistakenly left a packet of groceries worth R500 on the back of a trolley.

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She then explains that although she had already lost hope in finding the bag of foodstuffs, she still returned to the shopping centre to check if the trolley with the groceries would still be there. Lucky for her a good citizen, Denis Begisha, had found the groceries and returned them to her.

Karin also went on to add that many South Africans who appreciated Denis's act of kindness and display of integrity, decided to join together and send donations to him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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