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Patton Oswalt's Kind And Generous Response To A Twitter Troll May Have Just Saved The Troll's Life

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In every sense of the word, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt is a stand up kinda guy.

His compassion for others knows no bounds, irrespective of their background, even if they support President Donald Trump.


With Twitter feuds becoming a normal way to engage with others on social media, Oswalt refuses to become a part of the lowest common denominator.

Recently, a troll shred the comedian to pieces on Twitter. Oswalt responded to one of Trump's tweets, and the troll replied to Oswalt's tweet with:

"I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!"

and

"And you shoot basketball ike [sic] the sawed off little man you are."

Rather than adding to the fiery exchange, Oswalt saw a man crying out for help and extended his hand. Oswalt wrote:

"Aw, man. This dude just attacked me on Twitter and I joked back but then I looked at his timeline and he's in a LOT of trouble health-wise."

The gentleman who criticized Owalt is a Vietnam veteran who was in critical condition from Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication from infection.

"I'd be pissed off too. He's been dealt some shitty cards — let's deal him some good ones. Click and donate — just like I'm about to."

Micheal Beatty had set up a GoFundMe page that chronicled his two weeks in the hospital battling Sepsis and additionally discovering that the blood infection permanently afflicted him with Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Oswalt donated $2,000 after discovering the link and asked his followers to contribute to the man who had attempted to start a bitter Twitter war.

Contributions came pouring in, far exceeding Beatty's $5,000 goal with a $13,000 total.

The vet responded to the overwhelming gesture of kindness with a humbling message.

"Patton. You have humbled me to the point where I can barely compose my words. You have caused me to take pause and reflect on how harmful words from my mouth could result in such an outpouring."

He is now paying it forward.

"Thank you for this and I will pass this on to my cousin who needs help. A cascade."


Beatty added a follow up tweet with expressing further gratitude.

"I want to thank everyone who came to my aid with generous outpourings- and also to [Patton Oswalt] without whom I would not be the recipient of so much love and support. I'm not a man who ever cries but I had to wait to send this. And to quote Stuart on Big Bang 'meat tonight'!"


Beatty shared his epiphany amidst a tempestuous and divisive political climate.



Oswalt, staying true to his comedic roots, roasted Beatty for good measure.


Of course, Beatty wasn't going down without the last word.


Despite political party associations, the thread inspired many to be more introspective and compassionate towards each other. Lessons were learned here.












Take note trolls, this is the finest of all Twitter spats.

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What is your favorite dad joke?

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ManOfLaBook

We Should Probably Leaf

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Fleurdelis502

What Better Way To Carry It Home

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"Would you like the milk in the bag?"

Dad: "No thanks, you can keep it in the carton."

Captain-Yesh

Scrambled Or Over-Easy?

Dad at breakfast: I'll have bacon and eggs, please

Waiter: How do you like your eggs?

Dad: I don't know, I haven't gotten them yet!

roman12325

Feeling The Humor

Dad: "Nice shirt, is that felt?"

Not Dad: "No."

Dad: Reaches over and touches sleeve "It is now!"

Cheese_Pancakes

That Joke Killed!

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Why do graveyards have gates?

Because people are dying to get in.

My Dad always told it passing a graveyard.

Vlaed

Lean Back. Lean Back.

"I love my furniture. My recliner and I go way back."

akaShadezz11

Stating The Obvious, But Still Hilarious

I had a terrible day yesterday. As I was walking home, a man in a wheelchair stole my camouflage jacket!

As he was wheeling away, I shouted after him, "you can hide but you can't run!"

Jantra

Give It A Second...

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A magician was walking down the street.

Then, he turned into a grocery store.

aworldwithoutshrimp

Car Humor. That's All.

Dad putting car in reverse

Dad: Ahh, this takes me back

Hkatsupreme

That's Always The Point

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No one ever gets it but it makes me laugh. And that's the point, right?

bdoz138

And the King of Them All...?

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I tell dad jokes.

Sometimes he laughs.

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