CBS News) For most parents, when a child leaves the nest it’s usually for good. But at age 51, Tony Tolbert has come home again. And it’s for all the right reasons — or so says his mom.
“He is so giving, and he’s always been that way,” said Marie Tolbert.
Tony grew up in a home that always seemed to have a spare bed — thanks to his father – Jimmy Tolbert.
An entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, Tolbert’s dad extended a hand to almost anyone down on their luck. In fact, Tolbert can’t remember a time there wasn’t someone extra living in their house — and that gave the Harvard-educated attorney an idea.
He decided to take his dad’s generosity one step further.
He announced he was moving back home, because he was giving up his own fully furnished L.A. home, rent free, for a full year — to a family he’d never even met.