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9 Times Social Media Stepped In And Saved The Day

One tweet is all it takes.

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1. When a 65-year-old man’s typewriter was destroyed by an angry cop and the internet got him a new one.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1097009830328902&set=a.100642229965672.1184.100000596852241&type=3
https://twitter.com/CMOfficeUP/status/645300890753040384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Photographer Ashutosh Tripathi shared the story on Facebook, and the post quickly went viral. Within just a few hours of the story being uploaded, the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police met the man at his residence and handed him a brand new typewriter.

2. When one tweet helped reunite three abandoned children with their mother.

https://twitter.com/abhishek1122/status/577887816941633537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/three-children-abandoned-at-new-delhi-railway-station-found-thanks-to-twitter-747592

Journalist Abhishek Shukla noticed three children sitting at the New Delhi railway station unsupervised and immediately tweeted, asking people for help.

3. When thousands of animal lovers took to Facebook and Twitter, and raised over ₹60 lakhs to save Friendicoes, one of India's biggest animal rescue organisations.

4. When a 15-year-old student used social media to raise ₹10 lakhs for a charity.

Meera Mehta, a student of Aditya Birla World Academy School, collected the massive sum for the Mumbai marathon through different social media platforms and donated all of it to Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, an NGO that does social work for patients and rural children.
Via shrimadrajchandramission.org

Meera Mehta, a student of Aditya Birla World Academy School, collected the massive sum for the Mumbai marathon through different social media platforms and donated all of it to Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, an NGO that does social work for patients and rural children.

5. When journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi came up with the Rice Bucket Challenge, which encourages people to donate a bucket/bowl of rice to someone in need.

When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started going viral, Hyderabad-based journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi decided to come up with an “Indian version for Indian needs” and managed to raise money for those who needed it.
Via Facebook: ricebucketchallenge

When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started going viral, Hyderabad-based journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi decided to come up with an “Indian version for Indian needs” and managed to raise money for those who needed it.

6. When a Chennai rapper used Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” to protest Unilever dumping toxic waste in Kodaikanal and the internet took notice.

The YouTube video, uploaded by Chennai-born rapper Sofia Ashraf, was viewed more than 3 million times worldwide and attracted about 60,000 signatures to a petition urging Hindustan Unilever to clean the site and provide compensation to the people affected by the toxic exposure.
Via youtube.com

The YouTube video, uploaded by Chennai-born rapper Sofia Ashraf, was viewed more than 3 million times worldwide and attracted about 60,000 signatures to a petition urging Hindustan Unilever to clean the site and provide compensation to the people affected by the toxic exposure.

7. When StoryPick teamed up with Ketto to raise money for a 9-year-old who had been raped and was in need of medical treatment.

After her injuries worsened, her father, a daily wage labourer, had to quit his job in order to get her the treatment she needed. StoryPick teamed up with Ketto and raised ₹2 lakhs for the family.
StoryPick

After her injuries worsened, her father, a daily wage labourer, had to quit his job in order to get her the treatment she needed. StoryPick teamed up with Ketto and raised ₹2 lakhs for the family.

8. When people came together in support of students who had been beaten and arrested for protesting at a university's inaction in a sexual assault case.

Facebook: anupamchatterjee88

9. And literally anything that Sushma Swaraj does.