Patton Oswalt has once again proved he’s even better at compassion than he is at Twitter ― and he’s great at that!

It all started Thursday when a man named Michael Beatty came after Oswalt on Twitter for a tweet the comedian posted Wednesday making fun of President Donald Trump’s border wall plan.


— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 23, 2019

To say Beatty wasn’t impressed is an understatement. He sent Oswalt two tweets to let him know.

I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!

— Michael Beatty (@MichaelBeatty) January 24, 2019

And you shoot basketball ike the sawed off little man you are.

— Michael Beatty (@MichaelBeatty) January 24, 2019

Oswalt then took a look at the Twitter page of the guy who was going after him and discovered the guy was dealing with some serious stuff in his life.

Aw, man. 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. I’d be pissed off too. He’s been dealt some shitty cards — let’s deal him some good ones. Click and donate — just like I’m about to.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 24, 2019

Oswalt donated $2,000 to a GoFundMe page set up by Beatty to raise money for a variety of health problems, including sepsis and ketoacidosis.

Oswalt also encouraged his over 4 million followers on Twitter to help out as well.

Thanks to Oswalt, the campaign had raised more than $13,000 as of Thursday afternoon, well past the original $5,000 goal.

Beatty was surprised and humbled by Oswalt’s response.

He told HuffPost by email:

“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.

“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.”

Patton. You have humbled me to the point where I can barely compose my words. You have caused me to take pause and reflect on how harmful words from my mouth could result in such an outpouring. Thank you for this and I will pass this on to my cousin who needs help. A cascade.

— Michael Beatty (@MichaelBeatty) January 24, 2019

I want to thank everyone who came to my aid with generous outpourings- and also to @pattonoswalt without whom I would not be the recipient of so much love and support. I'm not a man who ever cries but I had to wait to send this. And to quote Stuart on Big Bang "meat tonight"!

— Michael Beatty (@MichaelBeatty) January 24, 2019

Oswalt was just as gracious, though he was confused about the mention of the cousin in one tweet.

Beatty told HuffPost he created the GoFundMe campaign for himself and said the reason he mentioned his cousin in his tweet to Oswalt is because the guy donated nearly $200 even though he was dealing with a granddaughter recovering from a car accident.

“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.”

Whew! Is your cousin the one who had sepsis or was it you? Either way I’m glad the $$$ goal was met. And PLEASE understand that people like @AOC are battling so you DON’T have to depend on GoFundMe to live with dignity and vigor. (And I’m working on getting to Alabama…)

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 24, 2019

But Oswalt did have to have the last laugh (he is a comedian, after all).

See, THIS is why compassion and forgiveness are the best — wait, you CRIED?!? You fuckin’ pussy! Donation CANCELLED.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 24, 2019 Download

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