Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images Photo: Patton Oswalt

Leave it to comedian, TV star, and perpetual pessimist Patton Oswalt to say something to counter our own depression and pessimism in light of the Boston Marathon explosions.

The Ratatoullie star took to Facebook to remind us that sometimes, you have to tell yourself that good people outnumber bad people:

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. 

But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out... This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness. 

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak.  

Thanks, Patton. We needed that. Go read the whole thing.