Lorde Sends Cupcakes to Bullied 'X Factor' Contestant, Proves the World Is a Good Place

*nods in approval*

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Lorde, empathetic awkward dancer (opens in new tab) and defender of judged butts (opens in new tab), has once again donned her superheroine cape and come to the aid of a poor, unfortunate soul: New Zealand X Factor contestant Joe Irvine, who must still be very confused about what, exactly, made his recent performance so "disgusting" and "absolutely artistically atrocious."

His tormentors were sacked (opens in new tab), though, so he can totally smile smugly and bask in the glow of celebrity well wishes, including the "keep being Joe" cupcakes and heartfelt handwritten note Lorde casually sent over.

"Hi Joe, just wanted to say your individuality, positive energy and spirit are infectious," she wrote. "I think you're doing an awesome job on the show so far.

"I'm a performer too and I wanted to say that no matter how many people make fun of me for how I dress, move, and act, I'm being me—and that's what's important. Good luck and lots of love, Lorde."

BRB, setting up an Etsy shop and turning this into a motivational poster.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.