I want to let all of GT know that I was bragging about you to my mom today.

So often, we see people using internet anonymity to tear people down. They use the screen as an excuse to be cruel to one another, because they never have to face their victims. But seeing this community band together and help out members in financial need, despite the fact that you may not know your recipient "in real life," is absolutely amazing. The fact that enough people will give that there is a surplus of funds to use towards other members' needs is even more amazing.

We are all different, with opposing viewpoints on a lot of issues. We represent different cultures, religions, sexualities, genders, ages, and places in life. Things can get heated, things can get silly and superficial, and things can get deep and meaningful. But when all is said and done, everyone on here is willing to support one another in times of need. Those members who aren't currently in a position to donate financially (which includes myself, so I was not an active participant in today's awesome show of generosity) are always the best at being comforting and loving, lending support in the form of advice, a kind word, a prayer or good vibe, or a sweet gif.

I just wanted to thank all of you for making this a kind and supportive space, and for allowing me to be a part of the community of GT. I have only been here for a few months, but I am proud to be considered a part of this place.