24 hours ago, reddit started a DonorsChoose fundraiser that has exceeded all expectations. We at breadpig wanted to help and pledged $1,766.63 to the cause, but that number is dwarfed by the $160,000 the reddit community has donated so far (wow!).
Join the conversation on reddit. Or if you're just here for the note (verified from Stephen), here it is:
Ever since the visit of one of your Dear Leaders, Alexis "kn0thing" Ohanian, my inbox has been orangered with pleas to "Restore Truthiness." The track record of your hivemind speaks for itself. Mr. Splashypants got a name. You rescued Soapier. You frightened the sweet-and-sour Jesus out of a 90-year-old man on his birthday. Despite how silly and nonsexual reddit can be, your true colors show when someone is in need.
I almost had a pregnant when I saw what you had done at DonorsChoose.org for classrooms around the country. I am humbled and honored (a rare combination for me), and find myself wishing there was a Look of Approval.
You have inspired me by helping untold thousands of students; with the momentum you've created, we could stage a hundred rallies. I might just call on you, Redditors - for nothing is more terrifying than tens of thousands of Heroes taking to the streets with the faint odor of bacon wafting behind them. Except for bears, obviously.
One huge upvote for you.
Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA