Twitter isn’t just for 140 characters of useless updates anymore. A suicidal woman’s life was saved by Demi Moore on Friday with the help of Twitter. The woman messaged Moore saying “getting a knife, a big one that is sharp. Going to cut arm down the whole arm so it doesn’t waste time.”
Demi didn’t stop to debate why the woman needed to specify the knife be sharp and burst into action re-Tweeting the message. She wrote, “Hope you are joking” and “Everyone I was very torn about responding or retweeting that woman’s post but felt uncomfortable just letting it go.”
Demi’s 380,000 or so followers jumped into action and phoned the San Jose Police Department about the attention whore. The SJPD confirmed they had received phone calls at around 3 AM and had taken the woman in for evaluation. Moore wrote,
“Thanks everyone for reaching out to the San Jose PD i am told they are aware and no need to call anymore. I do not know this woman,” the actress wrote. “I am inspired by the enormous response of humanity here and thank you… It is my understanding that the situation was not a joke and that through the collective efforts here action was taken to provide help!”
There you have it. Not only is Demi Moore sexy, rich and famous, but she’s also a national hero. Meanwhile, I’m sitting here pantsless deciding between a hot pocket and Popsicle for lunch.