“Don’t you ever underestimate a hard-working black man.” Those are the words of Broadway star Robert Hartwell, who bought a house built by slaves back in 1820. The star’s post on social media about the house that he plans to fill with love went viral.

Hartwell also shared how the seller told him that it was a cash-only offer and added, “I’m sure that takes you off the table.” Well, the star proved the seller wrong, said that he feels proud to be a free gay black man, and added that “we are building our own tables.”

Bored Panda has reached out to Hartwell to hear more about his story. Scroll down to see what Hartwell’s gorgeous new house looks like, dear Pandas. And remember to let us know in the comments what you think of the entire situation.

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Broadway star Robert Hartwell bought a historic house built by slaves and shared how the seller spoke to him about the purchase

Image credits: Robert Hartwell

Image credits: Robert Hartwell

Image credits: Robert Hartwell

Image credits: Robert Hartwell

The Broadway Collective founder’s post got 849k likes, 246k shares, and more than 131k comments on Facebook at the time of writing. Meanwhile, his identical post on Instagram got over 146.5k likes in a day.

Social media users supported Hartwell and congratulated him on his achievement and for starting a new chapter in his life.

Among his well-wishers were Hamilton star Ephraim Sykes, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, actress Kelli O’Hara, and Mad Men actress Teyonah Parris.

According to Hartwell, he was overwhelmed with gratitude for all the kind words that his friends and fans shared with him. He also added that he can’t wait to share more about the house renovations in the near future. So if you’re interested in updates, dear Readers, be sure to check out the Broadway star’s Instagram for stories about the house in the near future.

Hartwell has appeared in Hello, Dolly!, Motown the Musical, and other productions. He now calls himself an arts education entrepreneur and helps train the next generation of young and aspiring Broadway stars.

Social media users congratulated Hartwell on starting a new chapter in his life