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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

Skyglider

Proficient 7
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
PLEASE NOTE: I am on an extended self-care break  Thank you for reaching out. It takes a strong person to ask for help! I'm Skyglider - you can call me Sky. :) I'm a trained listener. I'm 40-something and live on the east coast of Canada. Here are the roles I have here in 7Cups:Verified Listener A member of the Safety Patrol - if you come across an inappropriate username, bio or user pic, please send me a private message and I will report it.Peer Support - if you're a listener and you've had a tough chat, or would like to chat about challenges you've faced as a listener in 7Cups, I'm happy to listen and support.Adult-Teen listener!Chatroom MentorChat Support - if you're in the midst of a challenging chat, or have questions about how to handle a chat topic, I'm here to supportDoorkeeper - I'm able to open different group chatrooms My Listener Twin is richuyulin I'm open to discussing a variety of topics, even if you feel it might be an uncomfortable one. I will not judge nor discriminate no matter your age, gender identity, sexuality, religion, race, or current state of mental/physical/emotional well-being. I will respond as quickly to your chat request as I can. :)Availability: I operate in the Atlantic time zone, so an hour later than Toronto or New York City. I often have my status set as "offline" so feel free to drop a note. Due to the number of roles I am responsible for, my response may not be immediate, but I do my best to respond within 48 hours of receiving a message. The world is an interesting, challenging place at times. Know you're not alone.  
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1357
Canada

OrganizedChaos25

Explorer 1
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello! How are you? We all experience hardships at times, but I know you have what it takes to make it through! I am just a psychology student here to lend an ear if you'd like :) Bonjour! Comment allez-vous? On vit tous des moments plus difficiles au cours de la vie, mais je sais que vous avez ce qu'il faut pour y passer à travers! Je suis une étudiante en psychologie ici pour vous écouter si vous en avez besoin :)
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531
Canada

pamharley003

Marvel 10
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
***** Not taking any 1-1 chats right now please use https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ to find a Listener.***** Will not take any chats with sex of any nature  I am sorry *****                         ***** I do take chat till after  6 P.m. ( Eastern Time only ) ***** ****** I do not take chats on Sunday ( self care day )*****  Adult and Teen Listener I am  a long term listener and a verfied listener on 7 cups. I also have the door keeper badge. Chat's I do take: Anxiety BipolarBorderline (BPD) BreakupsBullying Chronic Pain Depression Diabetes Disabilities Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Exercise MotivationFamily Stress Financial Stress Forgiveness General Mental Health Getting Unstuck Grief LonelinessManaging Emotions Panic AttacksParenting PTSD/Trauma Relationship Stress Self-Esteem Sleeping Social Anxiety Spirituality Student Life Weight Management Work Stress *** I will repsond back to Your PM'S when I return online ****
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1098
United States

RumpleSteeleSkin

Epitome 19
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
   --Hello I’m Rumple--Hello I am happy to see you reading my bio So a bit about me. I have a good sense of humor and love laughing with others. I enjoy spending time with my kids, all my pets and plants. I am also very crafty and creative in concerns to arts-n-crafts. In my free time I have Netflix going on and typically into my plants or doing 1-2 more things. I have had a very abusive past myself. I suffer at times with social anxieties as well as some self esteem issues. And of course the daily life stressor's we all have. I like to share my spare time here and listen to adults/teens on a variety of topics. I can show you empathy, understanding and validation. I however do not feel it's right to give advice to anyone. I feel that it robs you of choice and the freedom to figure out what's best for you.CHATS-I-DO-NOT-TAKEI do not take any sexual chats on any topic-nor do I take any relationship chats--MY TWINNIES--MusicalMagic - such a giving heart and so devoted to helping others hereHeatherBug-She is a blessing in disguisePassionatePeyton - wonderful person, is a great encourager and mod buddyfluffyUnicorns84 - my wonderful mentor buddyArwa - is a wonderful and active listener and my Teen TwinnieCaringBrit- She is wonderful to work with and funnyLucy- Has great insite and funny, good to chat withKrinkTheMellowUnicorn- Great motivator as well as teaching me code--THINGS I DO HERE--*** Adult/Teen Listener*** Teen Mentor*** Group Moderator*** Peer Support*** Internship Mentor*** Leader of the QandA Team*** CML for Mindfulness Team*** Forum Supporter*** Safety Team*** Forum MentorAlways Remember These Things.............Always Believe In Yourself    Accept everyone no matter what  Bad days do pass Always give yourself plenty of love,respect,care and passion  
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1645
United States

KatieTheBigRockOne

Exemplar 14
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello :)​​​​​​ I'm katie, happy to meet you! Firstly, I'm glad to be here for you, please feel free to message me  (◍•ᴗ•◍)  and i will get back to you as soon as possible. My response time is under 48 hours, chats typically last between {30 minutes and 2 hours} depending on support required, when chatting with me there won't be a time cap, just talking until you hopefully feel that little bit better <3Please read  through my profile before requesting me  for a session thankyou!💙No Longer Accepting Member Requests 💙​​​​​​​​​​                          ⬇️Availability :  I am typically available from 2pm - 4pm EST ​​​​​​, Monday - Saturday. (though my active time can be uncertain. Feel free to send a message whenever and I will reply to it as soon as possible. Do not expect an Immediate reply unless previously discussed or I am online ​​​​​​) I do NOT take chats on Sunday. -💙I value feedback a lot, please consider leaving a review so I can reflect on our experience💙-Thankyou for considering me to talk to :) before you read on I want to remind you that you are wonderful, beautiful, worthy and 100% deserving of support <3  In my time I have experienced my fair share of issues and Hurts, having experience in tough breakups, relationship stress, family stress, LGBTQ+ issues and relations, general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, self esteem, self worth troubles and ASD (autism spectrum disorder). If you feel most comfortable talking to someone with direct experience about the issues you're facing those are the experiences I have went through in my life ✧。*☆ But I am capable of talking about most every topic, applying those experiences and lessons to better understand you. As your situation is completely unique I appreciate every chat is a new experience, I'd be very glad to listen to you vent, provide support or simply keep a conversation☺️.Although I am capable of most topics I would like to make you aware I do not take chats with the *main focus* of the conversation being disordered eating, drug abuse or sexual health problems as these are triggering to my past experiences and I feel I may not be able to help as much as you deserve to be heard. If you are experiencing these issues you are worthy of support and you deserve to be listened to, though I may not be the best match support is still out there, I hope you can find it 💙 ​​-I will listen  ​​whole heartedly and typically take an active role when listening, so will ask open questions, give in depth responses and tend to reply to most messages though if I don't I am not ignoring you ♡ I am simply allowing you have the floor so I can better understand and hear you (if I give responses like 'mm', 'I see' 'oh?' or 'please continue' it means I am listening and letting you vent. I do care!! I'm just not interrupting you)  ☺️However like a pair of shoes or a good outfit.... You won't always find the perfect match on your first try feel free to keep searching! ☺️ Find more lovely listeners here: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseBrowseListeners Green status:I am online and taking requests /chats, please message me if you find me to be a good match, I'm 100% here for you!!! I am activeOrange status:I am online but NOT actively taking requests or chats (although I will take up chats on this colour, feel free to message and I will hopefully get back to you soon) I am most likely in forums or online in some way! Red status: there's a chance I'm online (but I'm likely not) but this means I am NOT replying or taking chats at all. Feel free to message and I'll answer as soon as I'm back online :). I am not active.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Some loving reminders ( ˘ ³˘)♥-♡ You are a lovely person, life can be a hard and difficult journey and at times you can forget how wonderful you truly are I'm here to remind you you're awesome!  ​​​​​​-​​​♡ You deserve respect and care, feeling alone or hurt can be such a painful thing, regardless of where you are in life you deserve respect and appreciation. -♡ You are capable and wonderful, insecurity and harsh people can make you forget what you're truly able to do, look how far you've came you're more than capable :)  -♡ You deserve great things. Don't let negative thoughts or people overwhelm you, it can be difficult to believe but you deserve a lot from this life. -♡ You can get better ! sometimes when you've felt down or hurt for so long it feels recovery is impossible. But healing is completely possible, and so many people are here for you   -♡ Take care of yourself, you only get one you :)  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will try my best to be here for you, but i may be busy!Thanks for understanding :)For listeners :                   As a fellow listener I am compassionate about creating a warm welcoming community between both members and listeners alike. I like welcoming new listeners and will always be up to talk about listener chats with you all (I'm a peer support, please feel free to message me after a hard chat I'm here for you 🤗)   ~ 💙My listener twin is BrightHeart116//love you MishiS💙 ~          To every beautiful listener I've had the good fortune to meet, thankyou! I hope you realise not only how much you matter to me but how much you truly enrich this community and life too!           To every wonderful member I've came across along my journey, never forget your worth and how splendid you are to know!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Current Roles:            - I am a trained active listener (I regularly recap training and am always searching for the best ways to support people)          - I am a verified listener (meaning i passed a mock chat to ensure quality)              -I am a peer support (which means after a difficult chat you ~listeners~ can come and talk to me for support or to be led in the right direction )  ​​          -I am a forum support for the LGBTQ +/MOGGI community : meaning I post regularly and support this community in forums.          - I am also a forum support  for the positivity and gratitude community : meaning i post regularly in this community too!           - I am a part of project lightship ​​​​​(so  actively spread the word of 7cups and support externally too!) this is actually my profile as part of the team on twitter : @katie7cups / KatieTheRockOne7cups ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Previous roles :              - I was both a host at one point in time, and co-host of the listener sharing circle (every Sunday from 8am - 9am EST // with a combined time of hosting being roughly five months)             -I used to have the title of assigned host for the member sharing circle (I hosted every Saturday 2pm - 3pm EST // hosting consistently for three months, then with a break and hosting again for roughly four..... Meaning i hosted for a combined of 6/7 months in my time)               - I was an assigned host for the healthy habits sessions before they got discontinued (i hosted every Tuesday since i first joined till the sessions merged with sharing circles, hosting for 9 months)        - At one point i also hosted for friendship room weekly sessions mine was self care Saturday! (I hosted every Saturday and helped make the newest version of the script) ​​​​​ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ​​​​​💫To all individuals I've come to accept the loss of, know I'll forever mourn you, You will remain eternal in my heart and the hearts of those who cared💫☺️💙☺️Have a lovely day all 💙
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768
United Kingdom

hopedreamlove

Epitome 8
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1880
United States

WendinCaring

Advanced 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
My name is Wendin. I love movies, philosophy, languages, culture, humour and storytelling.All my life I feel I was born on the wrong planet. Thoughout my life numerous people have told me that I seem so different from others. I don't care to ask a follow-up question to seek any explanations. All I know is I am an introvert and I don't have a strong tendency to judge others. As a 7 Cups volunteer, I enjoy chatting with folks in this community and prompt others to look at personal issues from a third party's perspective. (Disclaimer: I come to 7 Cups to learn how to better communicate with people, especially strangers, non-confrontationally. I would kindly remind you that I am just another stranger on this site. Hopefully you are aware of it before starting a chat with me. Soliciting advice is strongly discouraged. The reason is you are the person who is really in your situation. Everybody else is going to miss a lot of details of your context. Please take ownershop of your situation. I wish you the best luck. May the force be with you to grant you the power and strength to solve the puzzle called Life.)
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511
Canada

PeaceLoveandPaws

Genius 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am no longer accepting member chats. Please use this link to browse listeners: Browse ListentersHello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats! I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services. I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi Hendrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0 'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton John https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s 'Kyrie' by Mr. Mister https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Support Team Leader for Family and Caregivers Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twins: www.7cups.com/@lulurings and www.7cups.com/@cheerymango  
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1553
United States

starmelon7

Advanced 4
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hey there! I'm starmelon (you can call me star, or melon, or just starmelon ) . Thanks for reading my profile! I want to try my best to help other people out. Feel free to reach out to me! I'm here for you :) I am currently accepting long-term members. I also take casual chats if you would like!Status colour meanings🍀Green - Online and available to chat. Send me a message! 🌱🍊Orange - Busy doing something here on 7 Cups. You can message me but I may be slow to reply. If urgent, browse available listeners here 🧡🌹Red - Offline and not available to chat. Leave me a message and I'll respond as soon as I can! 🍉Topics I don't have much experience in (happy to talk about, but may not be suitable for it)- OCD - ADHD - Borderline (BPD) - Perinatal Mood Disorder - Schizophrenia - Spirituality Topics I am not comfortable taking (sorry)- Self Harm - Alcohol/Drug Use - Chronic Pain - Sexual Health_____________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________
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226
United Kingdom

PetiteSouris

Sage
Listens to Over 18
in last week
✨✨✨ Currently not accepting member chats✨✨✨Connect with other available listeners here: Browse Listeners.
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1040
United States

sia1325

Genius 10
Listens to To Teens
in last week
~Currently Inactive~ Hey there, thank you so much for checking out my profile! I am currently on an indefinite self-care break. Feel free to click here to find a listener. Feel free to scroll down to check out my ultimate list of resources that you might find helpful. I hope you are able to seek the support you deserve & have a great time ahead! (:──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Few clickable resources that you may find useful~| Crisis Resource | Runaway Safeline | Live through this | RAINN | IMAlive | Project Semicolon | Grounding Techniques | Childline | HelpGuide | Su*c*de Hotlines | Love is respect |  Self-Harm Distraction | Practicing Self-Love | The Trevor Project | Take Deep Breaths | Overcoming negative thoughts | Overcome Social Anxiety | Find Free Mental Health Services | Self Help resources | How To Get Control Over Thoughts | Managing Emotions | Dealing With Panic Attacks | Coping w/ flashbacks | Warmline | Domestic Violence | Self-Harm Alternatives | Calming and Relaxing Gifs | Coping with Panic Attacks | Self-Care Techniques | Grounding101 | |Dealing w/ teen depression | Coping with depression | Showing love to yourself | Self care | Boosting Self-esteem | Self-Harm Alternatives 2.0 | Reducing Self- Injury | Handling Anxiety Attacks | Self-Harm Alternatives and Distractions | Coping w/ loneliness | Stress relief | Atlas of Emotions | Healthy Distractions | Healthy living tips | Bullying & Cyber Bullying | Managing Anger | Healthy sleep tips | Healthy Relationships | Dealing w/ rejection |(Feel free to click here to check out these resources in a document format)( last updated September 2021) ──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~Some people I admire~@TuneIn313 @SillyGoose11 @Basorexiaaa @Mango3 @calmingMermaid5761 @EmmaE @optimisticMagic0014 @shiningSky3745 @considerateParadise6717 @kieran000 @Iamsidhere @mamtasha22 @ShiningStars1 @Jessrabbit7 @HelpfulGem04 @SeriouslyLey123 @itssoren @empatheticLavender2924 @VicK5123 @whenitsdarklookforstars @Greenchoice1 @BeautyOfGrace @thisisirene @MikuoniandBlueCheese @starmelon7 @HealingBrokenWIngs(in no particular order)──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────~ My past involvements~I have been a part of Active Listening Test 2 Grading Team, Chat Support and Peer Support, Doorkeeper, Forum Supporter, Global Chatroom Moderator, Host for the SC, LSC and LD teams, Listener Chatroom Supporter, Listener Coach, Care team Guide, LDP Mentor, Listener Verifier, Safety Patrol Team Member, Teen Chatroom Star, Teen Community Star, Teen Quality Star, Teen Listener Coaching team Teen Star Leader──────⊹⊱✼⊰⊹──────
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2335
India

SparkyGizmo

Sage 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
I am unable to take member chats at this time.  "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Winnie The Poo" I believe that all people need something to do, something to aspire to, and someone to love. I believe that angels walk among us, because God is a really busy person-solving lack of world peace, world hunger, etc.  He sends angels to us even in human form to help the cause.  Look for them...now, look harder. I believe what you seek, you shall find. I believe that we all have something to learn from anyone and everyone that we meet. I believe that happiness is a journey and not a destination. I believe that kindness matters, always Oh well, that's just me.  I BELIEVE.  Enough about me, how about if we talk about you? Roles on 7 cups Trained Active Listener Verified Active Listener Global Forum Supporter Peer Support  Peer Pro Safety Patrol Team 7 Cups Welcome Committee Pop Up Room Co-host when needed Eyes to the ground. Head bowed. Love in my heart. If we could only just think....."Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together". - Eugene Ionesco . Please let us all be kind to ourselves and to one another.  "Don't be evil" PB Proud recipient of the:  Funny Bunny Badge Biggest Heart Award Love Award  Kindness Personified Award  
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392
United States