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SARAH SILVERMAN MAY BE KNOWN for her biting comedy, but her recent exchange with a Twitter troll is being held up as a model of compassion.

A few days ago, Silverman sent out a tweet, and a total stranger replied cruelly with nothing but the “c” word. But instead of lashing back or blocking the user, Silverman opted for a compassionate response.

“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,” she added, referring to the back troubles the user mentioned in his Twitter feed. “see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”

Remarkably, the troll then let down his guard, and explained his pain. “I can’t choose love. A man that resembles Kevin Spacey took that away when I was eight,” he wrote. “I can’t find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I’d kill him. He f–ked me up and I’m poor so it’s hard to get help.”

FULL STORY Sarah Silverman’s response to a Twitter troll is a master class in compassion (CBC)

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