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J.K. Rowling (Pic: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
J.K. Rowling (Pic: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
J.K. Rowling (Pic: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

Social media gets a bad reputation for being the home of snark, the den of trolls, the shady underworld of fun eaters and the general domicile of argumentative rotters who just want to point out everyone else’s mistakes or make them cry.

But it is also still a place where people can talk openly to people they admire in a way they would not be able to in real life (I can’t pull off the term “meatspace”).

Take the Twitter user Broceasar, who was feeling at a low ebb a couple of days ago and decided to tweet J.K. Rowling—a woman with her own experiences fending off dark thoughts—with a question.

Against all the odds, she replied speedily with a series of inspirational photos:

And finally, the written version of a friendly hug:

Naturally, Broceasar began to perk up almost immediately:

And the best thing of all, he started to receive messages of support and optimism from fellow J.K. Rowling fans, who just wanted to ensure he was OK.

It’s just worth bearing in mind the next time a TV pundit makes a sneering reference to Twitter hate mobs.

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Filed Under: J.K. Rowling, Twitter
By Fraser McAlpine