Popular World of Warcraft streamer and YouTuber Zack ‘Asmongold’ received a touching message from a subscriber during one of his streams of WoW: Legion.
Asmond read the message aloud to his audience, which revealed that he’d helped the fan get through their cancer treatment.
“Hey Asmond, I just want to say thanks for being you,” the message read. “You got me through a hard time. I got cancer, but you got me through it. Thanks.”
While Asmond was appreciative and humbled that he helped his fan, he likewise found humor in the situation, and made a fairly topical joke about the message.
“Thank you, man,” he replied. “Just don’t open the chat, or it’ll come back. Appreciate it.”
Asmongold is one of WoW’s most popular online personalities, with over 528,000 followers on Twitch and 290,000 subscribers on YouTube.
While he streams on a regular basis, Asmongold likewise uploads YouTube videos from time to time, featuring his candid opinions on Blizzard’s choices in regards to the WoW series. He also provides strategy and tips for WoW players, and is known throughout the community for his edgy humor, reaction videos, and tournaments.
While Asmongold’s reaction to his fan’s message regarding their cancer might seem to be making light of their unfortunate situation, many fans have speculated that Asmon is playing a character for his stream, and his YouTube videos appear to reflect a different personality altogether.
Whatever the case, Asmond’s ability to help a fan during difficult times showcases the positive impact streamers can have across the globe.