ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
Movie Pilot's celebrity savant
Karly Rayner

All celebrities face a deluge of derogatory comments every day over their social media accounts, but few respond with such grace and dignity as young Selena Gomez.

The 21-year-old [Spring Breakers](movie:386903) actress displayed wisdom and compassion beyond her years to an online bully who wished that she would 'burn in hell with cancer'.

Instead of lashing out at the bully with harsh words, Gomez looked within herself and realized that those who are cruel to others are often suffering with their own deep inner pain.

After calling out her ignorant online persecutor for her absurd comments about cancer, Gomez reached out and encouraged her tormentor to educate herself and become the beautiful and amazing woman she is capable of being.

Take a look at the inspiring post below;

If only everyone realized that sometimes the best way to fight mindless cruelty is through unexpected empathy and understanding.

Selena showed her bully, but in a small way she also taught us something we can all do to make the world a better place.

Now, if only she could teach a certain rumored boyfriend to do the same...

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(Source: The Daily Mail)

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