Spending time on social media can sometimes get a bad rep and while it is important for us to be mindful of our screen time, it can also have a lot of benefits.
People on Twitter have been sharing the positive impact finding friendship online has had on their lives.
It all began after CaShawn Thompson (@thepbg) told her 10.6K followers “internet friendships are real”.
She then asked others to share what they had gained from online interactions.
Thompson’s tweet was soon inundated with replies, with people sharing touching stories of connection, friendship and love.
Check out some of their responses below and prepare to have your faith in humanity restored.