Number 383
Date Feb. 13th 2008
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Helping is the 383rd xkcd comic.


The man tries to help the girl who is in psychological/emotional distress, but despite his efforts she ends up in hospital. She may have attempted suicide, but it's not very clear.

The point is that sometimes you just can't make people happy, it's something they have to do themselves. Overall, this is a very depressing comic.

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"Oh, look, the 'make everything better' button was here behind the bookshelf all along."

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