MrBeast praises YouTuber Ryan Trahan’s “insane” penny challenge

Shay Robson
MrBeast and Ryan Trahan holding penny

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has given massive props to Ryan Trahan after completing his “insane” challenge of crossing the United States in 30 days to deliver a penny to the YouTube king. 

Typically, it’s MrBeast coming up with the wackiest video ideas that the internet has seen. However, a new rising YouTube star Ryan Tarhan has pushed the boundaries once more when creating content.

MrBeast tends to wow his fans with impressive videos like recreating the popular Netflix TV show Squid Game and building his own chocolate factory. Ultimately, the philanthropic YouTuber spends millions of dollars on each video.

On the other hand, Ryan Trahan has proved with his latest series that you don’t need heaps of cash to create the most entertaining videos. Even MrBeast himself has given the rising star a pat on the back.

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Ryan Trahan is racking up millions of views on YouTube thanks to his ambitious project.

MrBeast praises Ryan Trahan

Trahan is currently a hot topic on YouTube. At the beginning of June, the YouTuber set out to travel the U.S in under 30 days with just a penny in his pocket to spend with the goal of delivering one to MrBeast.

While he also aimed to raise as much money as possible for Feeding America, Ryan documented his entire experience of traveling across the country daily. The challenge ultimately concluded on June 30, with Trahan actually making it to Jimmy in time.

Upon completion, MrBeast couldn’t help but congratulate the 23-year-old and even dedicated an Instagram post to him on July 1. “This man Ryan Trahan traveled across America surviving on a penny to give me a penny,” said the YouTube king.

“It’s been a while since I’ve seen such an original concept on YouTube and the degree they executed on, it is actually insane. It’s hard to explain how epic his series was, you should definitely watch it,” Jimmy added.


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Fortunately, the series as a whole also did incredible for Ryan’s growth as a creator. Along the way, Ryan amassed over 2.3M subscribers and 250M views on YouTube during the month of June alone.

At the end of it all, Trahan and his YouTube community raised $1.38M and counting for Feeding America – absolutely smashing his original goal of $100k.

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