20 Times Internet Mobs Used Their Power For GOOD

It's not all doxxing and fan fiction.
20 Times Internet Mobs Used Their Power For GOOD

Groups of people on the internet get a bad rap. Yes, occasionally they get together because they share some problematic belief, but they also join forces to create internet comedy. Wild, right?

So here are some examples of internet mobs working together to do not-terrible things.

A Redditor helped identify a car part left behind in a fatal hit-and-run, leading to an arrest. When state troopers posted a photo of the part on r/Wh
Kathleen Edward, a young girl with Huntington's disease, was taunted by a neighbor for two years. THANK YOU, REDOIT! But Reddit users had her back. Af
In 2017, Ray Johnstone, 75-year old widower, posted an internet ad in search of a new fishing buddy. RO gue FLKAT He got what he wanted, and more. He
In 2015, a Redditor sought help from r/legaladvice about Post-It notes with unrecognizable handwriting they found in their apartment. They initially t
The internet sent a U.K. teen 18,000 birthday cards. cRAh BIRTHDAY GAMER RHYIS Rhys Williams, 13, was born with epidermolysisl bullosa, a skin conditi
Crowdsourced online maps saved lives after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. 12 Student volunteers in Boston used social medig information to map valuable re
A Tumblr user saved a girl's life. Jackie Rosas saw a teenage girl's suicidal post. She contacted the local suicide hotline, but she barely knew the g
The tweet of a concerned son caused a massive internet reaction. Billy's Donuts Follow @BillysDonuts My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new d
In 2012, the admin of the Facebook Community Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said received a plea from a member stating that his battle buddy was goi
Mark Orsillo, a 34-year-old man with Down syndrome, had a collection of around 300 DVDs. He lost it all when the California Wall Fire destroyed the ho
CRACKEDCON One of the biggest challenges facing refugees is often language barriers between them and humanitarian workers or authorities. Since 2017,
Thanks to a Facebook group, Ruth Drake found her high school graduation ring 45 years after she lost it. The ring The ring was found during renovation
An lowa rancher was saved by her foaling live web feed. Bev Holzrichter was injured by a mare giving birth, and her viewers called 911 and contacted h
When a weight lifter lost most of both hands in an oil rig accident in 2015, his brother Matt asked the r/fitness subreddit for tips on lifting weight
Anthony Omari took a machete to the face defending the orphanage where he works from intruders. After his story was posted on Reddit, users collected
A twenty-year-old Japanese student boasted about catching a huge fish. And Twitter users recognized his catch as the extremely poisonous scrawled file
A Utah woman posted on Facebook asking for help finding a replacement for a discontinued flowery pink shirt that her autistic daughter had grown attac
A A 17-year-old Russian boy with depression posted his picture to /RoastMe, asking to be given a reason to end it all. Instead the community sent hi
In 2014, a Reddit user asked people to help him locate his mother (pictured), who had dementia and had gone missing in NYC. He contacted the NYPD and
A woman fell off a cliff in Greece and couldn't tell the rescue team where she was, SO she posted a picture of her location on Facebook. A local scuba
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