Selena Gomez may have just saved a fan’s life, all because she cared enough to reach out in that person’s time of trouble.
The star posted a screenshot on Instagram of a response she made to an unknown fan who reportedly expressed suicidal thoughts, and her words are an absolute inspiration.
Why did Gomez feel it was so important to touch the life of this one struggling person in particular?
“Selena cares so much about her fans. She reads their messages as much as she can and she takes it very seriously when anyone talks about suicide or depression because she knows exactly what it feels like to be depressed,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She’s been through that hell herself and she still has her dark moments.
“She has a huge heart, and that’s part of the reason life is so hard for her sometimes,” the insider added. “She feels everything so intensely and she feels other people’s pain too.”
This is a distinctly Taylor Swift-ish thing to do — no wonder they’re BFFs!
If you suspect someone might be considering suicide, or you have struggled with those thoughts yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).