Patton Oswalt donation turns Twitter troll into fan
What Patton Oswalt did when he got trolled on Twitter may be just what this country needs.
Known to be a major critic of President Donald Trump, the actor made that obvious Wednesday when he responded to Trump’s “BUILD A WALL <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>& CRIME WILL FALL!” tweet./pp”You like pomes? I like pomes too! Here’s a pome I wroted,” a href=”https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1088114821684375553″ target=”_blank”Patton tweeted. /a”ROSES ARE RED. TOMMY SHAW WAS IN STYX. YOU’RE GOING TO RESIGN. EAT A BUCKET OF D***S.”/ppTwitter user Michael Beatty didn’t take that too kindly./pp”I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!” Beatty tweeted. “And you shoot basketball (like) the sawed off little man you are.”/ppOswalt apparently checked out Beatty’s Twitter page and discovered he was having some rough times./pp”This dude just attacked me on Twitter and I joked back but then I looked at his timeline and he’s in a LOT of trouble health-wise,” a href=”https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1088497642571624448″ target=”_blank”Oswalt tweeted. /a”I’d be pissed off too.”/pp”The King of Queens” star then declared that Beatty had been “dealt some s****y cards” and suggested to his followers “let’s deal him some good ones.”/pp”Click and donate — just like I’m about to,” Oswalt urged his more than 4 million followers./ppOswalt donated $2,000 to Beatty’s GoFundMe page, which outlined a variety of health problems he said he’s had, includinga href=”https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sepsis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351214″ target=”_blank” sepsis /aand a href=”https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-ketoacidosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371551″ target=”_blank”ketoacidosis/a./ppAs of Friday morning, almost $30,000 had been raised, well beyond the $5,000 goal being sought./ppBeatty was moved and tweeted, “Patton. You have humbled me to the point where I can barely compose my words.”/pp”You have caused me to take pause and reflect on how harmful words from my mouth could result in such an outpouring,” Beatty tweeted. “Thank you for this and I will pass this on to my cousin who needs help. A cascade.”/ppHe also tweeted thanks to Oswalt and the other supporters./pp”I’m not a man who ever cries but I had to wait to send this,” Beatty said. “And to quote Stuart on Big Bang ‘meat tonight’!”/ppOswalt was a bit confused about why Beatty mentioned his cousin./ppa href=”https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/patton-oswalt-troll-fan-go-fund-me_us_5c4a36b9e4b0287e5b8932b8″ target=”_blank”HuffPost reported that it talked to Beatty via email /aand he told the site his cousin donated $200, even though he too is struggling with a granddaughter recovering from a car accident./pp”Between doctors’ bills and attorney’s fees, they have been without money. Yet he gave what little he had to help others,” Beatty said. “I plan on visiting him Feb. 5 and donating $500 in person to help him. Patton started a cascade effect, and I intend to do what I can.”/ppHe also hailed the stand-up comedian to the publication./pp”Patton is a very good man who has managed to transcend party politics to give me a new perspective regarding how individuals are and act versus the political mob mentality,” Beatty said. “I now have new friends from both sides that have wished me well and made a point of political neutrality in their gestures and comments.”/ppFunnyman Oswalt ribbed Beatty on Twitter a bit for getting so emotional./pp”See, THIS is why compassion and forgiveness are the best — wait, you CRIED?!?,” a href=”https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1088514779247853568″ target=”_blank”Oswalt tweeted. “/aYou f***in’ p***y! Donation CANCELLED.”