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DAMASCUS, SYRIA - DECEMBER 14: A tablet pc of 8-year-old Alaa and 10-year-old Noor, Syrian girls living in Syrias besieged Eastern Ghouta district under extremely difficult circumstances, is seen as sisters convey the information in the region with their own social networking site Twitter for announcing to world, on December 14, 2017 in Damascus, Syria. Two sisters, with the help of their mother, an English teacher, described the suffer and expectations of the children living in Damascus on their Twitter account named; 'Noor and Alaa' in English. (Photo by Anas Aldimashqi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Twitter User Describes What It's Like Opening Twitter Each Morning—And He's Not Wrong

With all the tension, incivility, and outright trolling on social media these days, it can often feel like too much to even open Facebook or Twitter. What's happened to basic human decency?

Singer/guitarist Mikel Jollett logged into Twitter and decided to try to change that landscape:

Jollett, of indie rock band Airborne Toxic Event, included a heartwarming story:

Twitter quickly greeted him with more warmth and positivity than people have seen in a long time:

But even positivity can have an undercurrent of rebellion lately:

This is a light in the dark after an announcement from the CDC that they will be holding a "how to survive a nuclear blast" press conference. Peace in times of tumult may be all we have to hold onto.


H/T: Twitter