Sarah Silverman is being the bigger person.
The funny woman decided to pay the medical bills of a man who called her a “c–t” on Twitter. Silverman responded to his mean remark with compassion after combing through his timeline.
“I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain,” she tweeted back. “But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back F–king sux too,” referencing the user’s back problems. “See what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”
Eventually the two went back and forth on Twitter — with the man revealing he was sexually abused when he was 8. Silverman reached out to her millions of followers about paying for the man to get help for his back before deciding to pay for it herself.
Sarah Silverman attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
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She was asked by TMZ why she decided to do it and she humbly said it wasn’t the first time.
“I do this all the time, not to be cocky, anyone can do it it’s not a big deal,” she told the gossip site.
“We’re still on a constant DM chain.”
“He has severe back pain. He’s having trouble managing the pain so it keeps him from working. He has a lot of medical issues and no insurance and he just needs to get on his feet,” she continued. “It’s a lot of despair.”
The man, Jeremy, received multiple donations toward his back pain management because of Silverman’s help.
He shared on Twitter that he is spending the money on pain management and will see a chirpractor, as well as seek out sexual assault groups.
“You are all amazing,” he wrote. “Let’s pay it forward.”
Around the same time Silverman started helping Jeremy, she retweeted a quote from Anne Frank that read: “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”