Love Trumps Hate
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On December 29th 2017, award-winning comedian/actress Sarah Silverman was called a "C*unt" on Twitter. She chose to respond with love, not hate... and it broke the internet.
After the famed comedian tweeted that she was "open" to trying to understand the beliefs and motivations of Trump supporters, a Twitter user by the name of Jeremy Jamrozy replied to her with only one word. The one that begins with "C." No, not "Clinton Supporter" the other "C" word.
Sarah responded; “I believe in you,I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain. But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back F*cking sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”
From there the comedian and the troll go back-and-forth for several messages and we discover that Jeremy Jamrozy has multiple slipped discs in his back and is without any form of insurance so he is unable to cover the costs of fixing it and is in miserable pain. He also confides in Silverman that he was dealing with some past trauma of an abuse he suffered when he was 8 years old.
"You don't deserve punishment," Silverman replied. "You deserve support." Sarah then went a step further and suggested Jeremy seek out professional help and attend a support group meeting.
Jeremy agreed to look into it and apologized for being rude to Sarah. Then on January 2nd, we got an update from Sarah...
Silverman went on to create a GoFundMe to help Jeremy find a specialist for his back pain. And she didn't stop there. The comedian also came out of pocket and paid for all of Jeremy's medical bills allowing the former troll to keep the money from the GoFundMe campaign.
Jamrozy was so inspired by Sarah's actions and empathy that he decided to spread his money around and help other people who need help.
Jeremy recently tweeted, "I was once a giving and nice person, but too many things destroyed that and I became bitter and hateful," Jamrozy told My San Antonio. "Then Sarah showed me the way. Don't get me wrong, I still got a long way to go, but it's a start."