The Salty Cee Tribute to the Kindness Ninja
Most Ninjas Can’t Be Seen, but We’re Glad We Could See the Kindness Ninja
We at the Cee are trying to cope with the loss of one of our most beloved tweeps: @DonnaGeee aka the Kindness Ninja.
As you know we Cee writers met on Twitter where most of us run Christian Anon parody accounts. Donna became known as the DenMother of all the parody accounts.
She would seem to find the newbies and encourage and retweet them until they got a larger audience.
This post is not satire but a tribute from the Salty Cee writing team about how she impacted us on Twitter through her kindness, thoughtfulness, and encouragement.
As I awoke in the wee hours of the morning to find a text on my phone, I was just as shocked as everyone who knew The Kindness Ninja through various social media platforms and in real life.
Obviously, I could not go back to sleep as my heart was so heavy and I imagined a near shutdown of Twitter as our dear friend would no longer be tweeting, sending DMs, and tagging us in those super-sweet GIFs that she was so fond of. Much like losing a family member, I had no desire to be snarky, sarcastic, or even make a joke, because none of that seemed to matter. I had just lost the woman who would pray for me unceasingly and cared so much about so many people. The crosses she made me will be a constant reminder of her friendship, albeit we had never met in person.
From an anon Twitter standpoint, I owe any following or success to Donna’s famous #FF (follow Friday) tweets. She was one of the most selfless people I have ever known and it is no surprise that her last activity on earth was serving others by volunteering for Operation Christmas Child.
She is spending this Christmas at home with her Savior, and there will no doubt be tears on my keyboard as I attempt to type this small tribute to an amazing woman of God. —Angry Nursery Worker
When I started out my “Not the Bible” Twitter account exactly 2 years ago today – it took a while until I found my tribe and very quickly Twitter recommended that I should follow Donna. She used to do her #FF posts and I teased her about how she had forgotten to add me. Bless her, she then did a special “follow” post for just me and the rest is history.
She retweeted my funny memes and encouraged me so much that I sent her a copy of one of my books to say ‘thank you’. She sent me a DM saying how much she laughed. She also bought my other books and read my blog and prayed for my wife.
Amazon wouldn’t let her write a review on my book (as I had sent her a copy so she wasn’t deemed independent) for which she apologised. I still stand by what I said then: your friendship and encouragement is worth far more to me than a review.
—John Spencer aka Not the Bible