- Edmund O'Leary, who has battled with depression for 10 years, felt low and went to social media to seek comfort
- He told his followers through a tweet that he was not okay
- Soon after, thousands of people rallied support and sent positive messages to reassure the father of twins
- Celebrities also reminded the dad that better days were coming
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To many people, the year 2020 is synonymous with tragedy, regret, pain and untold suffering.
In a span of just 10 months, people have had to live out their worst nightmares and struggle with debilitating mental health issues.
Edmund O’Leary, a father of twins, had his own version of a meltdown and turned to social media for comfort.
With just one tweet spotted by Briefly.co.za, the dad learnt the power of numbers and love. Edmund was unemployed and had hit rock-bottom. All he needed was the assurance that someone out there was thinking of him.
Turns out millions of people wanted to see him flourish and live to fight another day.
He tweeted, “I am not OK. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you.”
Within minutes, hundreds of thousands of people replied with touching videos, photos and words.
In a day, celebrities joined the bandwagon and reminded the divorced dad that they were there if he needed someone to talk to.
They assured him that the pandemic had taken a toll on a lot of people and it was okay to not be okay.
Actress Sophia Bush urged Edmund to hang in there as better days were coming.
In other news, a gorgeous student nurse has left the nation in awe of her beauty after uploading a picture of herself in uniform to Twitter.
@Nurse_Tiina (Sanelisiwe Tina Tukela) has been sharing her stunning images since last week. She captioned her latest post with: "Be the nurse you would want as a patient #SavingLives," and tweeps are stunned by her effortless beauty.
The young lady has "student nurse" written in her Twitter bio. It is unclear where Sanelisiwe is based and that is probably for the best as many Twitter users are claiming to have ailments. Her post gained over 16 000 likes, almost 700 retweets and the replies are closing in on 400.
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