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Kristen Bell Opens Up About Waiving Tenants' Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Zachary Holt

The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for countless people throughout the world as businesses closing all around means people are out of work. Without the ability to work, those same people aren't able to generate a steady income stream, subsequently resulting in the inability to pay bills such as rent, utilities, among others.

Well, actress Kristen Bell and her husband, Dax Shepard, just so happen to also be landlords for several properties that they rent out. With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting people's ability to work, the couple has made the kind decision to waive their tenants' rent for the upcoming month.

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Bell Explains to Bobby Bones That Waiving the Rent Was a 'No Brainer'

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Bell had a chance to speak to Bobby Bones on Friday about a myriad of topics. However, the radio show host couldn't hold back from asking the 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' actress about the report of the couple waiving their tenants' rent.

According to Bell, the decision to do so made sense to them. "It was a no-brainer. People over profit," she told Bones. However, the decision to give their tenants some breathing room during this difficult time hasn't been the only generous gesture they've done amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bell and Shepard Donated $150,007.96 to the 'No Kids Hungry' Non-Profit

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Just last week, Bell and her husband announced that they'd be donating to the 'No Kids Hungry' charity that sends grants to schools and provides meals for children that don't have the financial means to have routine meals.

The couple had decided to donate $150,007.96. Many questioned why such an odd number, though. Bell explained that upon her two children, Lincoln and Delta, hearing that they'd be donating to help kids out, they, too, wanted to be a part and personally gave their piggy bank savings, which, of course, came to a total of $7.96.

The Couple's Children Wanted to Help Donate, Gave Away Piggy Bank Savings

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"The reason the number is odd is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from their piggy bank," the Frozen actress explained via her Instagram on March 18.

"I couldn’t have been prouder to add that extra and important 7 dollars and 96 cents … I encourage anyone with the means to share to donate as well, any amount helps, so we can get through this together." It was a touching post that garnered high praise for their excellent parenting and for also teaching their children compassion.

The Actress' Daughter Allegedly Developed the COVID-19 Cure with Only Water and Food Coloring

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It's safe to say that both Bell and Shepard have been taking the pandemic very seriously, especially when it comes to ensuring others are safe. And like other people, their family has been practicing 'social-distancing' and 'self-quaratining' themselves at home in order to help flatten the curve and mitigate the transmission of the virus.

Amid their isolation, though, Bell wanted to inject a little light-hearted humor to brighten people's spirits. She shared that her daughter had found the cure to the coronavirus after presenting her a vial of colored water. "Well folks, she’s done it," Bell said in an Instagram post. "Don’t get me wrong, she has more trials to do to assure its efficacy — but my 5-year-old just came into my bedroom with a vial full of colored water and told me, ‘I just made the vaccine for coronavirus."

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