Years ago when I started Adventure Rider, a niche forum for adventure motorcycling, I never imagined that people would organize trips together by the hundreds all over the world, become best friends, get married, and rescue each other no matter where they were in the world.
This weekend I decided to drop in on one of the events in the beautiful northern lake country of Wisconsin. People came from Toronto, Chicago, Lexington, etc., to spend a week on their annual pilgrimage with the friends they made online. They brought kids, dogs, friends...
I think just about everyone introduced themselves to me and said, "if you ever wonder if you've done any good in the world, just think of us. We're the very best of friends and we never would have known each other without the site."
Sometimes I think we get caught up in our disagreements online and forget the incredible power and good it also brings.