Hilaria Baldwin might be a yogi in a pint-size package, but she has no problem standing up to cyber bullies.
After posting on Instagram Thursday that she’s likely having a miscarriage of her fifth child with husband Alec Baldwin, the wellness expert received a comment that unnerved her—and she didn’t hesitate to respond. Kindly, of course, as that is the Hilaria way.
“Nothing is private anymore,” the troll commented. “Good god, you’re annoying.”
Hilaria first wrote back with, “Why are you on my page?” Then: “I would suggest that you go through and read even just a handful of comments from people who have experienced the same thing. And maybe your heart and compassion will grow.”
Hilaria added a screenshot of the conversation to her Instagram story, with a quick caption saying, “Because this evil exists too…and it’s not ok.”
In the celeb’s original Instagram post about her probable miscarriage, she must have predicted some not-so-empathetic reactions. “In your comments, please be kind. I’m feeling a bit fragile and I need support,” she wrote. “I’m hoping that, by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic.”
Most of the comments on Hilaria’s photo—which collected nearly 1 million likes within 24 hours—have been genuinely positive. “THANK YOU for sharing this. I’ve had three…,” one said. Another: “I ache for you and I don’t even know you. I had three miscarriages, all devastating.” An overwhelming number of others sent their apologies, thoughts, and prayers to the Baldwin family.
It’s incredibly admirable and inspiring—the OPPOSITE of annoying—to see Hilaria’s strength during such a vulnerable time. There’s no doubt she will get through this…and come out an even brighter person on the other side.