If the whole pop idol/movie star/fashion impresario thing doesn’t work out for Rihanna, she’ll always have a career as an advice columnist to fall back on. Riri showed how adept she is at dishing out wisdom after a fan hit her up in her Twitter DMs in search of advice on how to mend a broken heart.

Twitter user @WaladShami told BuzzFeed that after his first ever relationship ended back in January, he threw caution the wind and sent Rihanna a private message on Twitter.

“How did you get over your first heartbreak? I’ve been struggling,” he wrote.

It’s hard to imagine how many people slide into Rihanna’s DMs daily, but somehow a question about heartbreak from a total stranger caught her eye so much so that she took a break from doing this, this and this to respond to her lovelorn fan.

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“Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself!” Rihanna wrote. “Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever! You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!!!!”

Aside from the fact that—holy shit Rihanna actually responded—the advice itself is solid. When buried deep in the throes of a broken heart, it’s hard to imagine the pain fading enough so that you can out of bed, let alone embark on a new relationship. But Rihanna is right. A new love will emerge, and those first few months after a breakup are crucial in determining what path you want to take towards healing. Practicing self-love should be at the top of that list.

Wait, so that’s how Drake did it.