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‘SNL’ Star Michael Che Paid Rent For His Grandma’s Entire Building After She Died From COVID-19

This is such a sweet gesture!

After losing his grandmother to COVID-19, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che has vowed to pay one month’s rent for everyone living in her building.

The Weekend Update co-host disclosed his decision in an Instagram post, saying it’s “crazy” to him that residents of public housing are still expected to pay their rent when so many New Yorkers can’t work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Obviously I can’t offer much help by myself, but in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, I’m paying one month’s rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA [New York City Housing Authority] building she lived in, ” he wrote. “I know that’s just a drop in the bucket. So I really hope the city has a better plan for debt forgiveness for all the people in public housing, at the very least.”