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What's a word for someone who enjoys giving others pleasure?

Basically the opposite of schadenfreude, schadenfreude being pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

I'm looking for a word that means pleasure derived from giving others pleasure.

EDIT Did a bunch more googling and found the answer. I don't know how to delete this question though. What's the antonym for Schadenfreude?

marked as duplicate by Erik Kowal, Drew, ermanen single-word-requests Dec 2 '14 at 3:02

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  • Don't delete it! It will help other readers to find the other answer. The more routes there are to get there the more helpful it is. So your question wasn't in vain! :) – Araucaria Dec 2 '14 at 18:42