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Mr Beast leaves man stunned after “breaking into” his house to gift $50k

Published: 26/Jun/2020 1:05

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has upped the ante of his content, once again, this time breaking into someone’s house to gift them a whopping $50k as a surprising gift.

Mr Beast is a hugely popular face on YouTube, known for his over-the-top stunts and his penchant for giving away insane amounts of cash in various charitable experiments.

However, instead of opening a free bank or tipping waitresses in literal gold bars, this time Mr Beast decided to turn the tables in a completely unexpected way.

Mr Beast prank
MrBeast, YouTube
YouTuber Mr Beast is known for his outrageous charitable exploits – so his prank of “robbing” the home of his friend’s father was far out of left field for fans.

The YouTuber, along with his squad, “broke into” the home of his friend, Chandler’s father, with the aim of taking everything out of the house and leaving $50k in a duffel bag.

During this “heist,” Chandler’s father participated in one of Mr Beast’s “last to leave” challenges, being tricked into thinking he had to lay in a bed for longer than other participants for the chance at winning a $10k prize.

Instead, Mr Beast and company completely emptied his home, carefully wrapping up glassware and other valuables into boxes — while jokingly yelling “We’re robbing the neighborhood!”

For extra caution, Donaldson clarified that he’d received permission to go through with project from all of Chandler’s family members, who even helped empty the house — although Chandler himself was somewhat worried about his father’s reaction to the prank.

After an entire day of moving, Chandler’s father, Todd, finally made it back to his home (after being told he’d won his ‘last to leave’ challenge) — and was shocked at what he saw.

Thanks to the hidden cameras placed around the house, viewers got a good view of his reaction, with Todd immediately calling out for a family member in fear as he ran through the now-empty home.

Mr beast and Chandler
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast and Chandler, along with Chandler’s family, played a prank on his father Todd, completely removing all items from his home in an attempt to make him think he’d been robbed. Their real intentions were far more charitable.

“You’re gonna give me a heart attack,” Todd could be heard saying before the squad admitted their plans, opening up an Adidas duffel bag to reveal the $50k — a huge amount on top of his $10k prize for “winning” the fake challenge beforehand.

“We’re gonna redo your entire house, so we just took the liberty of getting rid of all the furniture,” Mr Beast explained.

That’s not all: Todd’s wife had spent the day buying their new furniture, which Mr Beast had also paid for, leaving their $50k gift as a nice “vacation” fund.

In such uncertain times, Mr Beast’s remarkable acts of charity are enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, acting as a much-needed reprieve from the challenges of the day-to-day — and his latest upload is no different.


How to turn off DMs on TikTok

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57

by Jacob Hale


TikTok has undeniably become a great way for people to find the content they like, make new friends and connect with like-minded people, just like any social media platform does — but you might want a bit more privacy on the app, and turning off Direct Messages might be the perfect solution.

You might want to turn DMs off for any number of reasons. You might be getting spammed, or receiving unwanted messages, and you want to block them out completely.

By default TikTok lets you share DMs with Friends on the app, or someone that you follow and follows you back.

But you can change the settings to better suit you if you don’t want to receive direct messages at all, regardless of the reason you want to prevent them.

David Dobrik TikTok page
If you’re getting unwanted DMs, it’s possible to turn them off.

How to turn off TikTok DMs

If you would prefer that you can’t be reached out to at all on TikTok, the process of changing your settings is actually really simple.

To stop even ‘Friends’ from DMing you on TikTok and closing them completely, here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Open your TikTok app.
  2. Click on the ‘Me’ tab.
  3. Press the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to access your Settings and Privacy.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Scroll down and, under the ‘Safety’ list, press ‘Who can send you direct messages’.
  6. Change the setting from Friends to No one.
TikTok direct message settings turn off
It’s very easy to turn off your DMs on TikTok.

After doing this, your direct messages will be closed off to everyone on the app, whether you follow them or not.

This is perfect if you’re getting spammed or receiving unwanted messages, especially from people you don’t know, and if you don’t want to unfollow them.

How to remove followers

As mentioned, one alternative to closing your direct messages (if you want to leave them open to friends) is by removing followers. This could mean either unfollowing the user, or removing them as one of your followers. Here’s how to do either of the above:

To unfollow a user:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the “Following” icon
  • You should now no longer be following them

To remove a user from your followers:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner
  • Tap “Remove this follower”

By following any of the above steps, you can completely turn off your DMs on TikTok, or just stop certain people from reaching out to you. Please also bear in mind that, if somebody is bothering you on the platform, you should also report them to let TikTok know so they can take appropriate action.