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MrBeast’s “free bank” leaves woman in tears

Published: 23/Nov/2019 22:52

by Virginia Glaze

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Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is a popular face on YouTube, known for giving out huge amounts of cash to strangers – and one of these philanthropic enterprises left a woman in tears.

MrBeast, dubbed the “Good Samaritan” of YouTube, often gives away oodles of cash under the guise of particular challenges, such as awarding a hefty prize to any one of his friends who could stay inside a small circle the longest without leaving.

However, his more recent pursuits have been purely altruistic, such as his video where he gave away free cars at a dealership of his own making.

This time, MrBeast opted for a “free bank,” where instead of taking out loans or withdrawing money from their checking accounts, customers received cash with no strings attached for the holiday season.

One of the YouTuber’s “customers” was a woman who hadn’t had the chance to visit home in thirty years – an understandable predicament, as tickets to Hawaii can run fairly expensive from the mainland United States.

In an incredible show of charity, MrBeast and crew originally opted for a $3,500 budget for her trip to the islands – but ended up giving her $4,501 for good measure.

MrBeast, YouTubeOne woman came to MrBeast’s free bank after not being able to go home to Hawaii in over thirty years – a problem he solved with a $4,501 payout.

This understandably left her quite emotional, but she wasn’t the only recipient to break down over the giveaway: another woman broke into tears after receiving a whopping $7,000 from the group, who revealed that her husband had recently suffered from a near-fatal heart attack.

“Y’all don’t know the month that we’ve had,” the woman sobbed. “My husband had a heart attack about a month ago. He died the next day and they shocked him back to life, and we’ve been trying to make ends meet and pay the bills and take care of our kids.”

“Wow,” MrBeast replied, wiping a tear from his eye. “I don’t know what to say.”

While this is just a Tuesday for the YouTuber and his crew, there’s no mistaking that his videos put a great amount of good into the world, as evidenced by the emotional reactions from those he was able to help with his “free bank” as the holidays draw near.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.