Man Tweets ‘I Am Not Ok,’ Receives Support from Thousands

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A Man Tweets ‘I Am Not Ok,’ And Receives Thousands of Comments from Strangers Around the Globe

A recent viral tweet demonstrated how giving a little bit of love and support to someone can produce huge, life-changing results.

Edmund O’Leary, an unemployed father of two from South East England, had been feeling particularly down one day when he tweeted out his feelings: “I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you.”

Man Tweets ‘I Am Not Ok,’ Receives Support from Thousands of Strangers
Edmund O'Leary / Credit: SurreyLive

Within a few minutes, strangers from around the globe began doing exactly what O’Leary requested and replied. It rapidly gained traction and soon thousands of Twitter users were sending him words of support and encouragement. Some replies offered to help him with his CV, invited him to get coffee, gave artwork from their children, and showed pictures of pets and funny memes to try and cheer him up.

O’Leary’s tweet currently has over one hundred thousand replies and receives hundreds more each day.

“I was losing hope, I had contemplated checking out,” said O’Leary. “I thought I’d get no more than 50 people tops, just saying hello. But it clearly struck a chord and it went to Mars and back.

“I think what Twitter has shown is that we’re all in this together. People just need that little bit of light to get them through the day.

“My life will never be the same again. I always told my sons to reach for the stars; now I am going to do it myself.”

Thanks to O’Leary’s tweet and the thousands of kind words from strangers, many other people are also feeling the love from the replies.

Here are some of the tweets O’Leary received:


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