Comedian and Happy! star Patton Oswalt used his large social media platform to spread some love in response to a man who took issue with Oswalt’s take on President Donald Trump’s wall. By the time everything was said and done he helped to raise over $30,000 for the man’s medical expenses.

It all started when Twitter user Michael Beatty responded to an anti-Trump poem that Oswalt posted. The poem consists of a Tweet in which the comedian took a jab at the President by suggesting he dine on a specific male body part:

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Beatty responded by expressing his joy that Oswalt’s character in Blade Trinity was killed.

He even took a shot at Oswalt’s basketball skills.

Here’s where things get interesting. See in most cases one would assume that someone with a huge social media presence like Patton Oswalt wouldn’t have given the comment the time of day.

However, Oswalt took his own shot Beatty.

But Oswalt would actually look into Beatty’s timeline and discover that he’s not only a Vietnam veteran, but that he’s been going through some tough times including suffering Sepsis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Beatty even created a GoFundMe to help pay for his hospital bills.

Oswalt would then Tweet to his over 4 million followers to help donate to Beatty “just like I’m about to.”

Oswalt would make a donation of $2,000 and his Tweet would help the GoFundMe reach over $47,000 as of this writing.

Following Oswalt’s charitable act, Beatty was deeply moved and stated that he was humbled by the actions of the comedian.

Beatty would tweet again thanking Oswalt and all the other supporters who chipped in during his time of need.

Patton replied to the heartfelt tweet with his well-known humor.

Shortly afterward, Patton Oswalt commented on how it was a great way to end the day. He even tried to encourage more positive actions by suggesting to “pay this forward.

Though it’s obvious that Oswalt and Beatty have very different political opinions, they showed each other compassion and grace at the end of it. It’s great to see Patton Oswalt put aside political difference and help someone in need.

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Jorge Arenas
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Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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