Sarah Silverman's Unexpected Response To An Internet Troll Is What The World Needs

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Sarah Silverman's Unexpected Response To An Internet Troll Is What The World Needs

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.

A Twitter user named Jeremy messaged Silverman just to call her the C-word, but instead of just blocking him or firing back with an uglier retort, she decided to look into what had him so angry.

The results were instantaneous and surprising. Jeremy opened up to Sarah, revealing that he had been assaulted by someone in his youth that "resembled Kevin Spacey," and that he'd been dealing with it ever since.

Sarah responded back by offering help and support, and even took to her followers to try to find someone to help out with Jeremy's significant back problems.

Seriously, she actually put her money where her mouth was.

Best of all, someone actually responded.

We should all strive to be like Sarah, by trying to be the good we want to see in the world.