Brad Marchand caught some flack for a tweet he posted on Wednesday.
The Boston Bruins forward thought he was doing a nice thing when he wrote, “Pitch in to help out Dan & Kate Marchand, (fireman/military/police workers) who lost their home in fire,” and shared a link to the couple’s fund-raising page.
Marchand probably didn’t expect to get the response that he did. “You make millions bud, why don’t you just help them out?” wrote one Twitter user. “How about their rich family help out? Hint hint,” replied another.
And on and on it went.
In an effort to clarify the situation, Marchand followed up with another tweet explaining that he wasn’t related to the Scotia, N.Y. couple, and was simply trying to raise awareness of their plight.
“To everyone bent out of shape about this tweet. NO, THEY ARE NOT RELATED,” he wrote. “Just helping out a family in need.”
To which we say, keep up the good work Number 63. Don’t worry about the haters.
And to those who’d like to help the poor couple who lost their home, you can donate online at www.gofundme.com/dan-and-kate-rebuild.
File under: good conquers evil (and Internet trolls).
A previous version of this story misidentified the couple’s hometown. They live in Scotia, N.Y.