There was a guy that was late for his rent on his apartment for the month. He had no money to pay it so a friend offered to pay it for him. But the guy having some pride did not want to accept charity. So he refused the friends offer to help him. The friend then went to the land lord directly and paid the bill for the rent. The land lord was naturally happy to receive the money but now the land lord has found out that the tenant refused the money so now he is going back to the tenant and requiring the money from the tenant even though the friend has already paid in full the bill. Is that fair? Can the land lord get away with that legally? Doesn't seem like he could to me. Perhaps there is a lawyer here that could explain that to me.