Social media can be really helpful for building your business and gaining a greater presence online. It can also have a very powerful effect on you personally. Today I’m highlighting stories that show the impact of social media on individuals in need.
Reddit users help fulfill terminal cancer patient’s last wish
This heart-warming story demonstrates the length a person will go to help his dying friend get his last wish. Nachu Bhatnager wanted to finish reading Harry Turtledove’s The War That Came Early series; however, the book had not been published yet. His friend Colton Jang took to the social network Reddit for help. Read the story to see how these social media user came to the rescue! Tearjerker alert: Watch the video to see Bhathager’s response to the surprise gift.
Newmarket teen reaches out to save suicidal boy after seeing Tumblr postings
Now for another tear-jerker… This one is so touching because of the immense effort shown by 14-year-old Paige Dayal and her mom (from Newmarket, Ontario) in finding the boy who posted suicidal messages on Tumblr. The boy lived across the Atlantic Ocean in England!
Marriage Proposal Goes Viral [video]
This light-hearted video tells the cute story about a guy who used social media and Internet memes to propose to his girlfriend, a social media manager for McDonald’s. Seriously. Over Twitter! Maybe not the right strategy for everyone, but appropriate for this couple!
Twitter Users Help Plan a Wedding After Hired Planners Folded
What would you do if 6 weeks before your wedding your event planning company went bankrupt and you lost $7000 and all the details? The answer, of course, (for the people in the back) is take to Twitter! That’s what this British couple did. Thanks to the generous help from Twitter users, including some celebrities, the couple was able to have the wedding of their dreams.
Question: Do you ever reach out over social media when you need some help? Share your story in the comments section!