Comedian got into a Twitter war with a Trump supporter ... then helped pay his medical bills
The 64-year-old from Huntsville, Ala., had recently returned home from two-week stay at a hospital, where he said he fell into a coma because of complications from diabetes and sepsis. 

Moreover, the Republican's social media feeds were filled with posts he didn't agree with, he said - further souring his emotional state.

One of those posts came from comedian Patton Oswalt, whose  critical tweet about President Trump  pushed Beatty over the edge.
"I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!"  Beatty responded  Thursday afternoon, citing the 2004 film Oswalt acted in. He also referred to Oswalt as a " sawed off little man. "
In an interview, Beatty said he didn't think Oswalt would ever read his replies. But the comedian  responded  before taking things a step further - pointing his 4.5 million followers toward Beatty's  GoFundMe  account, created to help cover his medical expenses.
Oswalt donated $2,000 to the fund, which had previously accumulated just over $600. In a sudden outpouring of support, the donations began pouring in. So far, the fund had accumulated more than $21,000.

"I would never have [imagined this] based on what I tweeted to him, Beatty said. "If anything, I expected a scathing retort or just to be ignored, but that's not what happened."

Beatty, who says he is living off his retirement check, said he needed help paying medical bills.
Enter Oswalt, whose generosity helped transform Beatty's acidic remarks into compassionate prose:

The twitter feeds:   

Patton Oswalt@pattonoswalt  … “Aw, man. This dude just attacked me on Twitter and I joked back but then I looked at his timeline and he's in a LOT of trouble health-wise. I'd be pissed off too. He's been dealt some shitty cards - let's deal him some good ones. Click and donate - just like I'm about to.”

Michael Beatty@MichaelBeatty … “Patton. You have humbled me to the point where I can barely compose my words. You have caused me to take pause and reflect on how harmful words from my mouth could result in such an outpouring.

I want to thank everyone who came to my aid with generous outpourings- and also to @pattonoswalt without whom I would not be the recipient of so much love and support. I'm not a man who ever cries but I had to wait to send this."

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