Patton Oswalt helps man who trolled him on Twitter raise $30,000 for medical bills
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    Patton Oswalt helps man who trolled him on Twitter raise $30,000 for medical bills

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    Patton Oswalt helps man who trolled him on Twitter raise $30,000 for medical bills

    Jan. 25, 2019, 12:16 PM EST / Updated Jan. 26, 2019, 11:30 AM EST
    By Elisha Fieldstadt

    Comedian Patton Oswalt responded to a Twitter troll's mean message with kindness, helping the man raise more than $30,000 for medical bills.

    Twitter user Michael Beaty responded to a not-safe-for-work anti-Trump poem Oswalt had posted to Twitter Wednesday with two angry tweets.
    "I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!" Beaty responded to Oswalt. "And you shoot basketball ike (sic) the sawed off little man you are," he added in a second tweet.

    Oswalt, who is often outspoken on Twitter, said he had responded to Beaty in kind, "but then I looked at his timeline and hes in a LOT of trouble health-wise. Id be ....ed off too. Hes been dealt some sh**ty cards lets deal him some good ones."
    "Click and donate just like Im about to," Patton wrote in the tweet that included a post from Beaty seeking "Help after Sepsis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Coma," with a link to a GoFundMe account. The description on the page said Beaty was in the hospital for two weeks and was looking at "massive medical costs" and a long recovery.
    By Friday morning, donations to Beaty's GoFundMe had surpassed the $5,000 goal by more than $26,000.
    "I want to thank everyone who came to my aid with generous outpourings- and also to @pattonoswalt 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," Beaty wrote on Twitter in response.
    In addition to feeling grateful, Beaty also had a change of heart.

    Oswalt "managed to not only let me slide on a rough tweet to him but started something that has me reevaluating friendships and productive dialogue regardless of political affiliation," Beaty wrote in one tweet.
    "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," Beaty added.
    Patton also promised an upcoming performance in Alabama, where Beaty lives.
    Beatty apparently lives in Huntsville.....so some of you probably already heard about this......

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    Re: Patton Oswalt helps man who trolled him on Twitter raise $30,000 for medical bill

    Not commenting on Beaty or Oswalt, but, to quote Don Henley, "this is such a graceless age."
    50 years ago, someone could be a small angry man and nobody outside his family would ever hear about him.
    Today, a small, angry man can make (or ruin) his life in short order and in very public fashion.
    Kudos, I suppose to Oswalt, for using the technology for good, but a lot of people carelessly use it for ill.

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