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A fourth grader’s essay supporting marriage equality is going viral this week after a teacher posted a photo of it - typos and all - on Reddit.

“One of my fourth grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for a persuasive essay,” the teacher, a Reddit user who goes by rafa3l2, wrote.

“This is the result. More sense than some adults.”

Pro-Gay Marriage Essay

The student wrote in support of gay marriage:

“Why gay people should be able to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it."

"You should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies moment.”

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Reddit is currently under a malicious DDoS attack, according to the site's official Twitter.

The attack seems to have started Friday, coinciding with the developing story of the Boston bombing suspect manhunt, which is very much still underway.

Reddit Error

A source of the attack is unconfirmed, however, a Reddit admin says it was/is being performed by "someone with a lot of time and bandwidth on their hands."

From all known accounts, this is serious, large-scale attack.

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A photo of an Olive Garden receipt - for a free meal given to a family shaken up by a house fire - was shared on Reddit as a simple act of human kindness.

Now it's been picked apart and accused of being a sham.

Olive Garden Receipt

"My brother, wife, 3-year-old daughter and I went to Olive Garden after a recent house fire at my parents," Reddit user Tanek42 wrote on the site Tuesday.

"When the manager asked how everything was, my daughter said, 'Grandpa's house burned down.' We talked for a bit. Here's how we received the bill."

Total balance due: $0.00.

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A 23-year-old Norwegian guy thinks Charlie Sheen may be his father.

Certainly not unreasonable, based on the circumstances he explains.

His theory has gone viral, too, thanks to this hilarious Reddit photo:

Charlie Sheen Secret Son Photo

The picture really speaks for itself, but a few things do stand out:

  1. His English is great, save for his spelling of "stewardess."
  2. He's not a fan of his "dad's" show Anger Management.
  3. He certainly knows how to spread his message.
  4. He really does look like a younger Charlie.
  5. Would anyone be at all surprised?!

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Microsoft CEO Bill Gates hosted an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on Reddit yesterday, and actively engaged with members of the popular online community.

A few notable responses/gems from one of the world's richest people:

Bill Gates on Reddit

Gates usually gets books for his birthday. Asked what his favorite is, he said “My favorite of the last decade in Pinker’s Better Angels of our Nature."

"It is long but profound look at the reduction in violence and discrimination over time. I review a lot of the books I read at gatesnotes.com“

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