Man sparks ‘ridiculous’ family drama after inheriting his grandmother’s home: ‘Everyone is calling me selfish’

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A man is feuding with his family over an inheritance from his grandmother.

He shared the dilemma on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. His grandmother passed away and left him her house, but his family doesn’t believe he should have it because he is young and doesn’t have any kids. Now, they are calling him “selfish.”  

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“I’m a 27-year-old male, and my grandmother passed recently,” he explained. “In her will, she left me her four-bedroom, two-bath house. Now before my grandmother passed, she was in danger of losing the house because of unpaid taxes. She asked various family members for help, but none did. I was in college at the time, and I had a huge student refund. She asked me for $1,500 to settle the debt. She said thank you, and we never talked about it again. I didn’t want my granny to be homeless after all. That was about eight years ago. Fast forward to today, and I’m now the owner of a house in the heart of Atlanta. Prime real estate if I do say so myself. I plan on moving in at the end of the month before doing some light cleaning and renovation.”

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However, not everyone in the man’s family was excited about his inheritance. 

“Enter my cousin and her kids,” he said. “She is upset with me because I got the house. She said, because I don’t have any kids, I should give her the house because, in her eyes, I got the house for free. I thought she was crazy, but a lot of our family is on her side, stating that it’s hard out here for a single mother. They told me I can buy a house one day because I am an able-bodied young man. It will be harder for her because she has two kids. I’m like, she chose to have those kids and that isn’t my problem. Everyone is calling me selfish, and, hell, maybe I am, but my grandmother wanted me to have the house.” 

Redditors thought the 27-year-old was in the right here.

“This whole scenario is ridiculous,” a user commented

“It’s your house,” another said

“Grandma gave the house to the one who helped her when she needed help,” someone wrote

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