There have been times in my life I have found comfort from the support of strangers over the Internet. Everyone knows that sometimes it’s easiest to share your feelings with a person you don’t know. Sometimes that’s because you don’t have anyone else to talk to and sometimes it’s because you don’t want to be judged. Whatever the reasons, it can be very helpful and therapeutic.
I have a friend that I met on Napster and a friend I met on chatroulette. Most recently the interwebs support and friendships I’ve had were through imgur. While typically a site to look at for funny pictures and gifs, there are times when people reach out for help, comfort or a little human interaction. When I’ve struggled with depression and marital breakdown I received countless uplifting words and friendships. Some of those strangers have even checked in on me regularly to make sure I was still ok. dcorn91 I’m looking at you!!!!! Shoutouts also go to TheNewOldFastSlow, KiLLUMiN4Ti, Mollyroger629, Tharoth and sgtmills88! My imgur family has sent pizzas to hungry users and toys for users kids without…. You name it, imgur strangers have helped with it. It’s a beautiful thing to give completely selflessly.
Last night on imgur I saw a post about a little girl in Utah called Addie. Here is the post which also contains a link to the FB page:
When the internets asks for help you give it because you never know when you’ll need it in return. It cost me little money and time to do something that will be meaningful to her and her family. My card is Utah bound with words that I hope will bring joy and happiness.