He’s always told us he’d be back, but we just didn’t expect it would be to defend the honour of a 102-year-old LA resident. But this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to express his outrage at the treatment of Miss Thelma Smith.
Miss Smith is being evicted from the home she’s lived in for almost 30 years, so that the landlord’s daughter can move in, and Schwarzenegger is not happy. He took to Twitter to make his feelings felt.
“Thelma has been a dear friend for a long time. Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life. It is heartless. Thelma, I’ll be reaching out to help. Landlords, you’ll hear from me too.”
Thelma has been a dear friend for a long time. Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life. It is heartless. Thelma, I’ll be reaching out to help. Landlords, you’ll hear from me too. https://t.co/IJQrclGQ6I— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 24, 2019
Miss Smith’s plight made news when a story was run in the LA Times. The Ladera Heights resident is a former executive secretary for the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, which is a nonprofit that has served underprivileged youths, according to the LA Times.
Schwarzenegger tweet has already been liked almost 6000 times in the short time since it’s been posted. The actor has been back in the news due to the upcoming release of the latest instalment in the Terminator saga, Terminator: Dark Fate, which is coming to cinemas soon.
Schwarzenegger has always been community minded. Back in March, he heard about Miles Taylor, a young weightlifter with cerebral palsy. He took to Twitter to champion the athlete, who at just 99lbs, shared footage of himself on social media doing a 200lb deadlift.
The actor star simply posted “ I have a new hero” alongside a story on ESPN about Taylor.
He then went on to invite the young man to take part in the Arnold Sports Festival, where he was greeted with a massively positive reception.