The Chivers redefine giving, take charity viral (1 article & Video)

For the story that launched the outpouring of generosity, click here. To donate to Fluvanna County Rescue click here. For more on this story from Virginia, click here.

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  • Keith

    Wow, $20,000+? I just got goosebumps.

    • Mick

      I got a boner.

    • Anakrusix

      Awesome isn't it, Keith? I'm very proud of all of the chivers and to be a chiver.

    • bubblerider86

      the story just keeps geting better….i'm so honored to be a chiver more than ever…..go team chivers!!

    • Lisa_Martin

      I believe there is beauty and kindness in almost every soul. Chivers proved it. Excellent work people. Excellent dang work.

    • murph

      "keith" is such an ugly name

      • Keith

        Meh, there are worse names out there. I was named after my grandfather so I don't really care. 😉

  • martel

    story gave me goose bumps

    • Paula

      story made me fap.


      • DaddyD

        You are one sick chick … will you marry me? Now that HHNF is taken, I have no one to love.

        • Paula

          She is single again.

  • MigraineBoy

    Proud to be Chivin'

    • Paula

      proud to be fappin'


      • Martin

        Paula isn't there a hole you can crawl back into?

    • GK-4

      It is only because of Internet Anonymity I'll Admit to this
      …I cried a little

  • brooke

    please do this again, Chive. I'm broke but i do have a dollar.

  • Maroun

    This is the real "AWESOME"

    • PittSig


  • danielchive

    followed the chive for a long time. They've always been able to manufacture 'viral'. I remember after the HOPA stunt, everybody wondered what they would do next – who woulda guessed they'd pick a county in the middle of nowhere who needs our help? nobody. and that's kind of the point. only this time they relied on us to deliver and we did. so great.

  • RobbieBobbie

    this is great! well done chivers! high five!

  • Lansing, MI

    "everybody just poured out and gave what they could"

  • Emma Oliver

    So happy to be a Chiver right now.

  • John

    Hey y'all,

    It's late here but I thought this was worth a post. Never forget that YOU did this. You stepped the plate when you didn't really need to and swung for the fence, that's the Chive way I guess. I've never been so proud of anything in my entire life, I mean that.

    We should do this again, I think.

    • Shawn35

      fuck yeah John, Chivers are always ready to help you guys out

    • Slauter

      And to help each other. Way to go Chivers!

    • StevieC

      John, next time you post an Awesome gallery, pic #2 has to be in it. We Chivers may have done this, but you were the catalyst and for that, theCHIVERS, salute you. SAAA–LUTE!

    • Ryan Smith

      This site has a vibe like no other, and this is extraordinary considering what comment sections on just about every other site on the internet looks like. Thanks for creating something for the masses that is genuine and good.

    • mike

      I agree this was awesome, and something that should be repeated…but the cynic in me cautions to beware…this could lead to a lot of "charities" that want help. Make sure that it's really something that needs the help before you make it viral. I'd hate to be ripped off that way. I know that you'll do your homework, but it had to be said.

    • Malkintosh22

      This should be a weekly thing, I think.

      • DaddyD

        Weekly is far too often. Even Chivers would become numb after a while. As well, John and Leo are sure to be bombarded by requests from thousands of organizations.

        Better that we all save our pennies and what for something Chivish to appear.

    • dean

      only bad thing about this is that there are countless other causes that need $ too, and there's no way to give to them all.
      but, this story has warmed my very cynical cockles.

    • Don_Aguelo

      But let's make sure we help other Chivers and not just random people.

    • mike


      Can you give a posted update on the total for this? I saw it was $20,000 after two days, but i am sure that was before all the donations were received by mail. Glad we could all pitch in. Thanks for doing this for the well deserved rescue squad!

  • destin

    "… users, commonly referred to as chivers."

    Goddam right

    • http://twitter.com/The_Scofield_ @The_Scofield_

      We're famous! Hah.

    • https://www.facebook.com/nzalog Norbert Zalog

      I loved that part, all the as missing was "they turned to what is called the 'Internets' ".

  • Simon

    I saw the original post and donated a few buck before heading off on a business trip. Got home late, saw this, smiled.

  • Vart

    Just got back from 2 weeks on hols with no internets- saw the chive (and chivers) got a heart- brought a tear to my eye.

    Now where do I donate?

    • Smirnoff

      The donate link doesn't work :'(

      • emile07

        Site's back up.

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  • MondayNiteEgo

    awesome story great job!

  • Jarvis

    THE CHIVE makes diferences

    • DaddyD

      Need a Bill O'Reilly post …

      "Chivers has hearts
      "How do you explain that"

  • Loyal Chiver

    That's great! Thank goodness none of this money goes to those filthy Chinamen. They have diseases, you know.

    • SueVDB

      Rescue squad will get them to the hospital on time tho!

    • EZEE


  • JGMarine

    This story makes me proud to be a Chiver. Ok, ok…even MORE proud to be a Chiver.

  • jabbawocky

    we ROCK!

  • lokis

    the chive, not just a pretty face…..

  • Diana Santos

    in a world where people are so selfish that sometimes thing that waste 10 minutes to help a friend is a big sacrifice,is really good seiing that are people capable of true altruistic acts… 🙂

    congratulations to all that helped,you rock! 😉

    • DaddyD

      Now send us some photos of you for "Sexy Chivettes."

  • Pete

    I'm glad I didn't give a fuckin dollar to these people. self-righteous assholes who think they're better than other people because you gave a dollar….

    • GTO

      you obviously know nothing about the psychology of charity. just because it feels good to give, it does not mean the givers are necessarily self-righteous. There ARE good people out there who are more than happy to help if they can; contrary to your cynical, pessimistic, and disappointing view.

    • Diana Santos

      if someday you need help too,i hope the poeple be glad dont't give a fuckin dollar to you too…

      • iletastinky

        Dude-Scumbag Steve has spoken

    • theMorgue77

      You're kind of an asshole, ya?

    • gtfopete

      if there was ever a post that John should delete————————–>THUMBS???

    • http://www.facebook.com/codealpha Terry Burke

      i know someone would say something stupid. you're no chiver

    • markkens

      Pete, you're being a dick. Get offline until you realize what it means to be more than an animal.

    • Chiver

      and not a single fuck was givin 'bout Pete that day

    • erikLOVESchive

      its called a selfless good deed , you should try finding what little heart your have left

  • WTFever

    I wish someone had given your dad a dollar for a condom…

    • markkens


  • Pantherchic

    Not gonna lie. I cried a little.

  • Mr. CRG

    where are the tits? huh, seems as if something has gone horribly right around here. way to go Chivers! though, seriously…tits, background bombs, not even a masturbating elk?!

    • erikLOVESchive

      your a prick

      • Mr. CRG

        ah Spell Check couldn't save u there. ha! on a side note, the video answers the question, what ever happened to Las Vegas's old news lady.

        P.S. i am a prick. a prick who gave $$$. a prick who's happy to see good use to this AWESOME site. a prick for 'Merica!!!!

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