I was touched by this story from Arkansas, where the landlord is telling is not only letting restaurant owners skip paying rent, but also strongly encouraging them to take those funds and instead direct those payments to the payroll of their employees.

The company, Young Investment Company in Arkansas, owns several buildings occupied by restaurants, and announced on Facebook that it won’t expect rent from those businesses in April. “We ask that you use this money instead to pay your employees and take care of your family. Stay strong. We will get through this together!” Young Investment Company wrote. CBS News has reached out for more information.

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I've lived in Seattle since 1991, and held jobs at Microsoft, Expedia and my own few startups. I've taught a class on innovation at the UW Foster School of Business. I love Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. I've got a wife, three kids and a dog, who, other than me, is by far the most difficult member of the household.

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