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Mr Beast brings flood victims to tears with circle money challenge

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and internet philanthropist Mr Beast is known for giving out insane amounts of cash and orchestrating impossible challenges — and this time, he combined the two for a good cause.

Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, boasting over 31.5 million subscribers thanks to his outrageous content and generous cash giveaways.

However, the social media celebrity is also hailed for his jaw-dropping acts of charity, having planted 20 million trees with his "Team Trees" project and even opening free car dealerships and banks for families in need.

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Mr Beast took his charitable donations to the next level with a unique challenge.

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This time, the YouTuber put a twist on his usual content: he partnered up with a local soup kitchen, families in need, and even random strangers with a unique challenge that tasked them with putting however many items they wanted inside a circle of unknown size.

If their items fit inside the circle, they would get to keep their haul. If not, their goodies would go back on the shelf — but, of course, Mr Beast is a generous content creator, who gave some special privileges to those in need during his video.

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Mr Beast followed up from his promise to donate $20k to a local food bank, and even gave them extra supplies with his unique circle challenge.

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To start his charitable donation, Mr Beast challenged a local soup kitchen with fitting as much food as they could inside of a huge circle in a grocery store. After expanding their circle just a bit to fit all the goods, the YouTuber even donated a whopping $20k to the org, as promised in his luxury food taste-testing upload a week earlier.

That’s not all: he went on to help an elderly couple whose home had been hit by a flood, replacing their ruined furniture with $25k worth of new pieces, which the group somehow managed to fit inside his duct taped circle.

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Mr Beast donated an entire house full of new furniture to flood victims, using his circle challenge.

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That’s not even the most emotional part of his video: the tears began to flow after Mr Beast gifted two women in need a whopping $10k in home goods, and even wrote a $10k check to go towards a new car and various medical expenses.

“I cannot believe this,” one of the women said through tears. “Nobody has ever helped me this much in my life. I waited all my life… I’m about to have a heart attack.”

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The star went on to donate to an elementary school baseball team, an organization for people with learning disabilities, and even helped his friend stock up supplies for his baby – a surprising continuation, considering his video was completely unsponsored, leaving him to foot the bill.

This latest video marks yet another stunning act of charity from one of YouTube’s biggest personalities, which ended in a price point of over $100,000.