How often does it happen that we help a person with whom we had an argument? Almost never. But if you are Patton Oswalt, anything might happen!
The famed comic actor recently got trolled on Twitter by a man, Michael Beatty, for sharing something against President Donald Trump. As expected, a war of words ensued between the two on social media.
Oswalt made a few jokes about Beatty, a retired war veteran. But later, he browsed through Beatty’s Twitter account and discovered that Beatty was going through a medical emergency and needed funds for the treatment.
Oswalt promptly decided to do the right thing by donating some money, and also urged his followers to do the same.
The Tweet had its effect. In around 30 minutes, people had donated generously to fully fund Beatty’s GoFundMe campaign. And what’s more, he ended up receiving $30,000-35,000 more than his original request!
Beatty expressed gratitude to Oswalt in a Tweet.
He also said that the experience has led him to re-evaluate relationships and friendships.
To which Oswalt thus replied:
A war of words on social media rarely takes a good turn. Generally, it gets ugly with the trolls going to extreme lengths to insult and ridicule. But this incident shows how such a situation can lead to something good.
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