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If This Was Meant To Get Facebook Mad, It Worked

When social media takes a liking to you, amazing things can happen. That’s exactly what Wilfred de Bruijn found out after he was beaten up in Paris while out with his boyfriend. Here’s the remarkable story he posted on his Facebook page.

If This Was Meant To Get Facebook Mad, It Worked

April 7:

“Sorry to show you this. It's the face of Homophobia. Last night 19th arr Paris, Olivier and I were badly beaten up just for walking arm in arm. I woke up in an ambulance covered in blood, missing tooth and broken bones around the eye. I'm home now. Very sad. Olivier takes care of me. Forbidden to work for at least 10 days.”



April 10:

Rallies held in Paris to protest the attack and support gay rights.


April 11:

“Dear friends, you can't imagine how essential and heartwarming your overwhelming support for Olivier and me these last days have been. We are deeply moved and grateful and hope its a sign of better times. Please share ;-)”  




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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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