Though Stephen Colbert was the first male named to Maxim’s Hot 100 List of Beautiful Women, he’s just not flaunting his pretty face. He’s also bearing his generous side.
To do his part to bring some goodness to the world, everyone's favorite funny guy is getting involved in a community-wide gift exchange for troops, according to Mashable.
Reddit, a social news site, is working to pair its users at home with “Redditors” who are serving overseas to partake in a gift exchange. Such presents have already included DVDs, letters and a laptop.
"It dawned on me how much of an impact Reddit really has,” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said in a video about the program, and it helps people get through some of the hardest jobs in the world.”
The late-night comedian has already claimed the spot of first "giver."according to Mashable.
But this isn’t the first time that the Reddit community has banded together to partake in charity.
Earlier this year, Reddit users raised $80,000 in 24 hours for an orphanage in Kenya after reading about a man who was attacked with a machete by intruders trying to break into the facility.
Months later Reddit users surprised a dying man with an influx of letters because his nephew had posted that his ailing uncle's favorite pastime was tearing open mail
“The mail that’s arrived has all been extremely positive and thoughtful,” O’Connor told Mashable. “My family and I are amazed at how so many strangers could come together for a random act of kindness.”
To participate in any of Reddit's gift exchanges you must be a registered Reddit user. To learn more about Reddit's Gifts for the Troops, click here.
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