YouTube star Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson is known for giving away insane amounts of cash in creative ways, and has taken his talents to the next level with an “undercover” operation in light of current global affairs.
Thus, the YouTuber opted to go virtual with his next giveaway in an operation that might even rival classic spy movies — with a comedic twist, of course.
Going undercover as a news anchor, college professor, construction worker and even a lawyer, Mr Beast and his crew used their connections to score video interviews with individuals affected by the global crisis under the pretense of interviews and case studies.
With a $200k budget in hand, the social media star shocked teachers, students, and others who had been negatively impacted by the issue, who he tricked into thinking they were merely part of a survey.
One interviewee admitted that she hadn’t had a car since August 2019, which she claimed she would put her $5,000 towards after Mr Beast blew his cover.
The content creator nearly shed a tear himself, after giving away $10k to a New York-based woman who’d been laid off, who began crying after he revealed his charitable plans.
“Rent will be paid,” she said. “Maybe I can get a good night’s sleep tonight, and maybe I can pay it forward like you guys did for me.”
However, this is far from the greatest of Mr Beast’s future plans; the YouTuber admitted that his video call giveaway stunt was merely the beginning of the charitable exploits he has penned for the coming years.
“This is just the beginning of what I want to do,” he revealed. “Over the next few years, I want to help thousands of people.”
Having planted over 20 million trees, directly impacted struggling families in his own community and even aiding those impacted by global affairs, it’s no secret that Mr Beast is one of the internet’s most philanthropic stars, rising to the top alongside names like David Dobrik to spread smiles one video at a time.