Today, the internet is responding with kindness.
A GoFundMe campaign started by redditor razorsheldon on the r/UpliftingNews community aims to raise $5,000 for the victim, an 18-year-old from a suburb of Chicago.
"For those of you who have seen the recent horrific [Facebook] live video of the young special needs victim tied up,"razorsheldon wrote, "your immediate reaction is complete disgust and your second reaction is to want to help this young man."
Help the community has. Six hours into the GoFundMe, over 130 people have donated nearly $2,200.
"It feels good to know there are that many people out there willing to make the effort and financial sacrifice to support this young man in his time of need," razorsheldon told the Daily DotT.
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