The Hollywood elite often get labeled as out of touch, pretentious, and full of themselves. But quite often, they show their true colors in unexpected acts of kindness. And then we remember they are human beings, just like us.
Sarah Silverman is known as a crass, inappropriate comedian who knows no boundaries. But as it turns out, she has quite the heart of gold.
An outspoken member of the anti-Trump camp, Silverman was recently tweeting about Trump’s politics when one user called her a c*nt. Yeah. Imagine what your reaction would be. Pretty sure mine would NOT be pretty. But Silverman’s response shocked Twitter, and she did the unthinkable.
Her response read:
Compassion. Empathy. Humanity. To the man who just called her a c*nt.
Through their Twitter conversation, user @jeremy_jamrozy revealed that he’d been sexually abused as a child and now had health problems and financial issues that prevented him from getting help.
Silverman pried further, asking if Jamrozy was abusing drugs, which he affirmed he wasn’t, and urged him to seek a support group.
He replied that he’s completely alone, without friends, and has been hurt enough times in his life that he has no motivation to keep trying. And then he apologized: “I’m sorry I gave u shit.”
Silverman told Jamrozy that he deserves more and urged him to fight for himself. But she didn’t stop there. Since the two became Twitter friends, Silverman has reached out to San Antonio area back and neck specialists, asking for someone to help. And help came.
@Airrosti replied that they contacted Jeremy and he’s on his way to a healthier life. All because someone saw him. Someone saw through the anger and found the pain behind it. And got him some help when he wasn’t able to help himself.
Fellow Twitter users also chimed in, thanking Silverman for her kindness and offering help to Jamrozy.
Can you imagine what 2018 could look like if we all took a page out of Sarah Silverman’s playbook? If we actually looked at one another and said, “What do you need?” or “Are you okay?” or “You deserve better.” So often the ugliest words and actions come from a place of deep-rooted sadness, but maybe reaching across that space of loneliness and throwing a lifeline could ease some of the hurt. And you find out that terrible person isn’t actually a terrible person. And the world is a little bit brighter.
Good luck to you, Jeremy Jamrozy. I hope you get the help you deserve, and then pay it forward by spreading the kindness that was shown to you in a moment you truly needed it.
And Sarah, please keep kicking ass and doing you.