Sarah Silverman Just Did Something Really Compassionate For A Nasty Internet Troll

Sarah Silverman is really trying to make the world a better place. Even if that means engaging with trolls.

Last week, a nasty troll attacked Sarah Silverman on Twitter. But instead of fighting with him, or just blocking him, Sarah decided to be kind to him. And it worked.

Jeremy Jamrozy replied to one of Sarah’s tweets calling her a “cunt.” Personally, I usually just ignore hate like that. But Sarah replied back to him with compassion.

“I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain,” Sarah tweeted back. “But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back Fucking sux too,” she added, referring to the back problems the man mentioned in his Twitter feed. “See what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”

Then things started to change. The troll let his guard down and responded saying,

“I can’t choose love. A man that resembles Kevin Spacey took that away when I was 8. I can’t find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I’d kill him. He fucked me up and I’m poor so it’s hard to get help.”

Seeing the man’s pain, Sarah asked him if he was using drugs and if he wanted to get clean. The troll replied that he smoked weed and took prescription medications. Sarah then talked to him about the problems with self-punishment. And she suggested that the man find a support group.

“I want to kill him too so I can’t imagine your rage,” Sarah said. “All I know is this rage- and even if you could kill him— it’s punishing yourself. And you don’t deserve punishment. You deserve support. Go to one of these support groups. You might meet ur best bros there.”

The man admitted that he had no friends and was antisocial. He also agreed to get some help. Sarah responded,

“Im so psyched you’ll go. KEEP ME POSTED. Don’t give up on yourself. Be brave enough to risk getting burned. It’s what happens when u fight for yourself. But it’s worth it. I promise.”

As if all of that wasn’t sweet enough, Sarah then went even further. She called on her followers to help the guy out.

And it worked! A spinal clinic in San Antonio offered help for the man.

One of Sarah’s followers said,

“This is honestly one of the nicest and truly decent gestures I’ve ever seen a human being, much less a celebrity, give to another human being. Your heart and character are as big as your talent.”

Earlier last year Sarah said,

“Screaming at each other has never caused change. Sure, sometimes major protests and rioting in the streets causes change, but when it’s people one-on-one? Having a screaming competition in that setting never changes minds. So we need to try and understand each other.”

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