Yesterday evening I was chatting with my mum, explaining why I hadn’t had called for a few days. I told her about our fundraiser and that we had raised 3,500 Euro for charity as a birthday present for “that actor whom I like”. My mum’s first reaction: “Oh, does he know? Has he said thank you?” I said that he once “liked” a tweet last year that mentioned the auctions, and that he seems to be aware of them because he has thanked his fans in general terms for “auctions and fundraisers” before. And anyway, I hastened to explain, it was not about him but about charity. But… eh… directly, no. Mum: “…” 😕
And then I look at Twitter this morning, alarmed by the enormous amount of “XY and others liked your reply” notifications as well as several DMs. So, this is for you, really:
You can see the time stamps – 11.30pm. I had already turned in for the night and didn’t even notice it until this morning.
I guess I have to update my mum now. I thought it was quite telling that Richard chose to reply to a tweet in which I actually expressly said that the fundraiser was “not about him”. Bit of a backhander from me there *coughs*. And the truth of the matter is – he may be the catalyst, the reason why we have come together in this community effort, but the objective of the auctions was always to raise funds to benefit a charity. I am glad that Richard sees it the same way – and that he is happy with that. However, I am delighted that he has given us a sign that he is aware of your incredible generosity and spirit of support for good causes. You deserve that!
I’d also like to acknowledge the acknowledgment of LOROS. They must have a really good social media volunteer who has been very appreciative all through the whole fundraiser, liking and reacting to many of the tweets that had @-tagged LOROS. They were aware of the fundraiser from the beginning, and replied to many of our tweets. And they may have provided the last little poke needed for Richard to express his own acknowledgment when they tweeted their tweet seen above. In any case, thank you to all of you who made a point of tweeting at LOROS, but also at Richard. His previous track record of reacting to tweets hasn’t be *that* great, so I have always been hesitant, but this year seems different, and I am actually really pleased that we now know that *he* knows.
Lastly, after I had transferred the donation yesterday, I received an automatic reply from LOROS. I’d like to share it with you:
I think our work here is done 😉.
Happy Sunday, all! 😘