Now this is one way to deal with a troll.
Celebrities face abuse and ridicule on a daily basis from certain sections of the internet who find it their hobby to taunt them.
Some deal with it better than others, but Sarah Silverman found the best way to treat a troll is to kill them with kindness.
Silverman had tweeted a response to Trump followers, about how a proportion of them don’t show their own face on their twitter avatar (yeah, why IS that?) and was met with a one word response from one user.
Using the ‘C’ word caught Silverman’s attention and she then entered into an exchange with the user, known as ‘Jeremy_jamrozy’.
All it takes for the apparent troll to open up is a simple message from Sarah telling the guy to ‘choose love’. It really is amazing how effective this retaliation was.
Jeremy opens up to Sarah about his past and the abuse he suffered, which she guesses is the reason for his rage now that he deals with by giving celebrities abuse on Twitter.
True to her word, Sarah says that she sees something in the guy and continues the conversation, trying to offer helpful suggestions where she can, unfortunately she hits a brick wall when the guy says that he is unable to feel better mentally or physically die to his poor health.
Finally, Silverman takes it upon herself to utilize her 12 million followers and asks for any of them who live near to Jeremy that can help to come forward and do so. Demonstrating just how kind the human race can be (sometimes) Silverman was bombarded with replies from followers in the medical profession saying that they wanted to, and could help.
Jeremy ended up being given a MRI scan by a local doctor and it was found that he had five slipped discs. He would never have been able to afford the healthcare himself had his fortunate exchange with Silverman not payed off.
The internet is often thought of as a place full of hidden dangers, and where abuse can be rife. The anonymity of the place allows people to act the way they would like if they didn’t have the glare of society looking back at them, unfortunately in many cases this turns out to be less than savory. But this story shows how even just a minute out of someones day can totally change the outlook someone suffering from depression or loneliness.
Via Health Nut News