An obese internet troll lost more than 400 pounds (28 stone) after abusing body builders online - who then helped him lose weight.
Jesse Shanda, 28, who lives in Michigan, bullied people across the internet from the safety of his mother's home in an attempt to feel better about his colossal weight.
However, when Jesse, who weighed 700lbs (50 st), began to troll bodybuilders on an online forum, they demanded that he show a picture of himself – and, when he did, his life changed forever.
Instead of giving Jesse a taste of his own medicine, the bodybuilders gave him tips on how to get in shape - beginning with just sitting in a chair and flailing around.
Jesse said: "I've now lost 400lbs and I've probably got another 35lbs of loose skin so I'm only around 15lbs to my goal weight."
Jesse said he is now trying to raise the $20,000 (£12,000) needed for operations to get rid of his loose skin, the Daily Mail reports.
Jesse, whose father was murdered when he was a child, became a recluse and a troll before he started trying to lose weight in May 2013. He said that trolling gave him a way of projecting his unhappiness onto others.
He said: "I would target anyone for my trolling, if someone was upset about a break up I might talk a lot about how great it is to be in a relationship.
"I wanted to force my misery onto someone else – it meant I didn't have to think about my own terrible situation."
But after he turned on the bodybuilders, Jesse was finally given the much needed help he had been to afraid to ask for.
"My life started to turn around after trolling the bodybuilders," Jesse said.