In the age of social media, the lives of celebrities have been opened up to us in a way that people would have only dreamed about in past decades. Where celebs once only made occasional public appearances and kept their lives very private, now every even semi-famous person has at least Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just about anything else you could imagine.
On the one hand, this is a pretty cool development that helps to humanize a lot of the people we look up to. We get to see that our idols are just as silly, flawed, and ultimately human as the rest of us, and sometimes we can even get an awesome shout-out from the people we look up to.
On the other hand, social media has led to waves of abuse being directed at people for the smallest of offenses, or even just for no reason at all. While some of this is just blown off as "trolling" by random people on the internet, a lot of it can get pretty personal and scary.
However, when comedian and actress Sarah Silverman found herself the target of yet another internet troll, she blew everyone away by doing the unthinkable: she decided to help the guy out with his issues.
Caution: the exchange contains foul language.