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Jessica Chastain isn't just one of the best actress working in Hollywood today, she is also a thoroughly decent human being.
On Friday she posted an image of herself on Instagram wearing a t-shirt bearing a feminist slogan in celebration of International Women's Day.
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The 40-year-old actress also attached a caption to the image reading:
FEMINISM: the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.
Many of her fans and followers loved the picture, leaving comments of support for the actress and the feminist movement.
However, as with any popular celebrity account, there is always a level of backlash within the comments section.
The usual anti-feminist and anti-celebrity statement are in there, but one comment piqued Chastain's attention.
It came from a woman named Karin Schulz, who wrote:
Yes, feminist that believe in God and stand up for The Unborn. I would be for that kind of feminist.
Now, before Karin is idly labelled as a troll or an attention seeker, we should explain her backstory.
Through social media, Karin has detailed her and her husband's difficult attempts to have a baby, but biological problems have prevented the pair from successfully conceiving a child to date.
After extensive tests, the couple learned that they would need medical help in order to have a child, but that would be expensive and would risk putting them into debt.
Seeking the goodwill of people, Karin set up a GoFundMe to help them achieve their dream of parenthood and included a link to the page in her Instagram bio.
Rather than snapback with a critical comment of her own, Chastain clearly investigated the woman behind the comment and gave a thoughtful response.
Yes, you can decide what is right for you. I am pro-choice and I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decision.I read about your journey to become a mother and it broke my heart. I hope that your dream will come true in 2018! Much love to you.
Yes, you can decide what is right for you. I am pro-choice and I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decision.
I read about your journey to become a mother and it broke my heart. I hope that your dream will come true in 2018! Much love to you.
However, that wasn't the end of Jessica's heartfelt reply as the actress chose to donate $2,000 to the couple's GoFundMe campaign.
Proof of this was captured by Twitter user Sam Montgomery, whose tweet quickly went viral.
We don’t deserve Jessica Chastain https://t.co/wW77dhTdSx — Sam Montgomery (@Sam Montgomery)
Jessica also added her own message to the donation.
@sammontgomery And she added a message! https://t.co/ae07yXZWh2 — Stephen (or Beans) (@Stephen (or Beans))
The actor's donation and the added value of a viral tweet has now helped the couple raise $3,915 (at the time of writing), which is a little more than a grand shy of their $5,000 goal.
Whether you agree with what Jessica did or not, surely we can all concur that if everyone possessed the same level of kindness as Jessica, then the world would be a better place.
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