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Colbert partnered with two charitable organizations to make the dreams of more than 800 South Carolina teachers come true.


Stephen Colbert, world's nicest man. (Getty)

Stephen Colbert is working hard these days to shed all traces of the blowhard character he played on Comedy Central from his public persona. He grew a lovable Santa Claus beard, he geeked out with George Lucas, and now, he's pulled off one of the most grandiose philanthropic gestures we've seen in a long time.

Colbert partnered with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund every single grant request submitted by South Carolina public school teachers to DonorsChoose.org. Donors Choose is an educational crowdfunding website where teachers can request small grants for materials or tools that their students need but the school won't provide. Donors who visit the website can choose directly which requests they want to fund, but today they don't have to. Not in South Carolina, anyway. All of those requests have been paid in full.

Sources: Greenville Online