'I am not OK' tweet sparks global response

Edmund O'Leary, father of two tweeted that he was 'not Ok' soon after which people around the world poured in love


Tech Desk October 20, 2020
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Edmund O'Leary, father of two tweeted that he was “not Ok” soon after which people around the world poured in love, making his post go viral on Twitter.

"I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you," says O'Leary.


O’Leary revealed that he was feeling really depressed after a horrible year, his viral post has been retweeted 14,500 times and more than 300,000 likes.

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"The whole experience has been absolutely surreal and provides me with a lot of hope,” said O’Leary, in an interview with BBC Breakfast.

"I've gone from feeling like a nobody to feeling like a somebody.

"To have that happen overnight is just surreal, something that most ordinary people have never experienced or will never experience," he added

"Eighteen and a half million people and counting have seen my tweet. Nothing can prepare you for that!"

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It was a friend's tweets of a similar nature that inspired him to reach out to his followers.

People around the world, including celebrities, reached out to O’leary to cheer him up and also to provide support;

 

This article originally published on BBC Tech.

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