Arnold Schwarzenegger has been praised after offering advice to a Reddit user dealing with depression.
The user, ‘Predator’, stated they hadn’t been able to go to the gym for months due to their struggles.
“Mr. Schwarzenegger, can you please tell me to get off my lazy ass and hit the gym?” they wrote. “I wear to everything I hold dear that I will snap out of it and go.”
The Terminator star did respond, but rather than show tough love, tried to motivate the user by using compassion.
“I’m not going to be that hard on you,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “Please don’t be that hard on yourself. We all go through challenges, we all go through failure.
“Sometimes life is a workout. But the key thing is you get up. Just move a little. Roll out of bed and do some pushups or go for a walk. Just do something. One step at a time, I hope you feel better.” and get back to the gym.
“But don’t beat yourself up, because that’s just useless talk. It doesn’t get you closer to the gym. And don’t be afraid to ask for help. Good luck.”
The two continued their conversation from there, with ‘Predator’ stating they “jumped out of bed” when they saw Schwarzenegger’s message. Arnold’s hear by stating he was proud to have done so.