It’s moments like this that cut through the political noise and show you who the real good guys are in life.
Some people, when offended, carry their grudge to the grave, using every chance they can to ruin the person they’re upset with.
Others value people above their own pride. They put aside the hard feelings and actually mean it when they’ve accepted an apology.
It’s when the chips are down that you see what a person is really made of. That’s when you get to see just how much substance there is behind loudmouth claims about being ‘woke’ or ‘compassionate’. Is it public posturing, or do they really walk the walk?
Meanwhile, there are people who just quietly do the right thing.
The test came when SNL’s Pete Davidson found himself in an emotionally dark place.
Police have checked in on Pete Davidson after the comedian posted a worrying message on Instagram.
Fans raised concerns about the 25-year-old following a now-deleted post in which he’s widely reported as saying he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore”.
New York City police told Radio 1 Newsbeat that Pete, who has borderline personality disorder, is safe.
Pete split from ex-fiance Ariana Grande earlier this year.
It’s reported that he wrote: “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.
“I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last.
“All I’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.”
His post got a variety of reactions, some giving generic support and well-wishes. Others were openly mocking him and accusing him of attention-seeking (or worse).
These are some of the ‘tame’ ones.
That’s so corny to me. Pete Davidson is crying for attention. It’s people out here really struggling with mental illness and you have him and Kayne crying for attention. Smh Pete wanted to end his life a few hrs ago but now on SNL set smh.
— The Usual Suspect (@iamnotShawna) December 16, 2018
I feel that if Pete Davidson was gonna commit then he would have done it without speaking of it on social media, this is why I think he is out for attention!
— Thomas Mills (@tstewarthr14) December 16, 2018
#PeteDavidson is an attention whore.He doesnt have mental illness.He’s having a pity party 4 himself cuz Ariana grande broke up w him,hoping she feels bad &takes him back.People w real problems don’t do what he’s doing.I personally take 2-3 pills a day to fight my issues.Fuck him
— Peter Valeri, Best Wrestling Fan You’ve Never Met (@pvalerijr) December 16, 2018
Way to kick a guy when he’s down. Is that what being ‘woke’ looks like?
Ariana Grande, to her credit, showed up at the studio checking up on him. This was despite the fact that they had a very public breakup. But he didn’t really want to hear from her. Strong emotions can be like that sometimes.
Help came from an unexpected direction. It’s not a long video, but it IS an important message people need to hear. And Crenshaw’s joking answer to a serious question he took at the end of it is just about pitch-perfect.
Sometimes Help Comes From Where You Least Expect it.????
Dan Crenshaw Who Was Made Fun Of On SNL by Pete Davidson Over His War Injury, Reached Out To Pete After an Alarming Cry For Help in a Tweet.
— ~Marietta (@MariettaPosts) December 18, 2018
“I talked to him personally [Sunday],” he said. “We don’t go back very far. We’re not good friends. But, I think he appreciated hearing from me. I told him everyone had a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason. It’s your job to find that purpose. And you should live that way.”
…Know you have value,” Crenshaw said he told Davidson. “Especially a guy like that: sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes makes peopled mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation.”
We live in times where everyone is super-charged and at each other’s throats over the most trivial things. That’s our political climate these days, but don’t confuse it with real life.
Crenshaw hasn’t. When the chips are down, what REALLY matters are people.
It’s in real-life moments like that, with a simple act of human kindness, that Crenshaw shows how ridiculous and stupid all the horrible slanders his critics might say about him and his character — as a politician or as a man — really are.
The fights are fought over polls and votes. But there is another sort of battle that is won in the hearts.
Ask yourself, the next time a partisan tries to slander Crenshaw as a hateful monster — will the critics really believe it?
Should we ‘own the libs’? Sure. We’re in a real battle with real stakes.
But when possible, we might want to remember that the greater goal should be persuasion, not destruction. Every heart or mind persuaded is a double victory. It leaves us with not only one less foe, but one more friend, too.
Never forget: there was a time that even some who are now our best defenders once considered you and I ‘the enemy’.
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