Let's be real, celebrity/fan interactions on social media usually seem like one-sided affairs. You can't blame the stars; they receive thousands of messages every day, and it would prove incredibly difficult to respond to each comment. So many go unread.
Yet there are a few celebrities who are awesome at Twitter. They manage to reply and be heartfelt, as well. Some A-listers reach out to their fans, going out of their way to show support, share messages of hope, or surprise fans with elaborate gifts.
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!����♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
When one Twitter user asked Nicki Minaj to help pay for their college tuition, nobody could have expected what came next. Not only did the star respond, she decided to reward multiple promising students tuition money.
When Gabi Dunn's boyfriend dumped her shortly after prom, she edited Ryan Reynolds's head over her ex's body in revenge. To her surprise, Reynolds loved the images so much he reached out to show his support in the funniest way.
@danharmon do you have advice for dealing with depression— oh, worm? ������ (@tristmaus) November 28, 2017
For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad. It might be something you’re good at! Communicate it. DO NOT KEEP IT SECRET. Own it. Like a hat or jacket. Your feelings are real.— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) November 28, 2017
Two: try to remind yourself, over and over, that feelings are real but they aren’t reality. Example: you can feel like life means nothing. True feeling. Important feeling. TRUE that you feel it, BUT...whether life has meaning? Not up to us. Facts and feelings: equal but different— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) November 28, 2017
The most important thing I can say to you is please don’t deal with it alone. There is an incredible, miraculous magic to pushing your feelings out. Even writing “I want to die” on a piece of paper and burning it will feel better than thinking about it alone. Output is magical.— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) November 28, 2017
Dark thoughts will echo off the walls of your skull, they will distort and magnify. When you open your mouth (or an anonymous journal or blog or sketchpad), these thoughts go out. They’ll be back but you gotta get em OUT. Vent them. Tap them. I know you don’t want to but try it.— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) November 28, 2017
A fan struggling with depression asked the co-creator of Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon, for advice on dealing with her illness. Harmon's thought-provoking response was so touching, the woman later praised his advice as being "probably better than my therapist could’ve said it."
Wait. That girl is me. That is my orthodontist’s tumblr. This is a post about me? I’m going to kill myself https://t.co/ErDqESPrWj— Sophia (@pixyrue) March 5, 2018
.@pixyrue since I feel partly responsible for breaking your retainers ����♂️ let me know if I can replace them ��— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) March 6, 2018
One teenager was so overwhelmed by actor Michael B. Jordan's shirtless scene as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther that she clenched her teeth too hard and broke her retainer. The story somehow made its way to Tumblr and then Twitter.
Much to the girl's embarrassment, Jordan caught wind of the story. But he was so amused, the actor offered to pay for a replacement.