Redditor RegularRaccoon captured one of the better examples of humanity on the internet with a recent post showing the kindness of gamer Shirley Curry, a Virginia grandmother who calls herself "Grandma" on her wildly popular YouTube channel.
The 79-year old Skyrim player responded to a comment left by one of her YouTube followers expressing their gratitude for inspiring them to hold out in the face of depression.
Curry's replies, captured in a screenshot, were a beautiful combination of compassion, seasoned with soft-hearted scolding.
Her advice is well worth taking.
Her second reply read in part:
"…tell me at least one thing that you do each day that was fun, or at least pleasant or soul-satisfying or something you saw that was beautiful in nature, or if you went for a walk and saw interesting things. Do things that mean you're living this life, not just existing in it. … It will be like keeping a diary of good things … for grandma! :) I will save every one."
If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression, please reach out to someone. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7.