NELK Boys leave long-time fan in tears with surprise $10k gift - Dexerto

NELK Boys leave long-time fan in tears with surprise $10k gift

Published: 8/Sep/2020 11:22

by Jacob Hale


The NELK Boys are known for their wild, partying lifestyle and hilarious pranks on unsuspecting members of the public, but they actually left a fan in tears after giving him a rare, heartwarming gift of $10,000.

The fan, who NELK affectionately refer to as ‘Magic Mike,’ has been following the pranksters for quite some time.


In fact, the main reason they went back to visit him was because he was the first fan to ever let them stay in his house, way back when they couldn’t afford to even pay for motels.

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You wouldn’t usually associate the NELK Boys with heartwarming content…

While NELK might not be making money from YouTube, they do make a lot of money from sales of their Full Send merchandise to fans, and have come quite a long way from sleeping on fans’ couches.


That said, they wanted to repay Mike for how he helped them, and even more so when he explained his current life situation: he wants to move out with his Dad, who recently lost his job, to go and live with the rest of his family in Chicago, and he’s still struggling to pay rent with his job in a restaurant.

When Kyle handed Mike a cooler bag, he seemed delighted before even knowing what was in it, but it became clear how much it meant to him once he opened it up and found the cash.

“You’re giving me all of this?” he asked excitedly. “$10,000? Is this real? I could pay so much rent with this. I feel bad for taking this, though…”


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Obviously, there was nothing for Mike to feel bad for. It seems like he’s been going through a rough patch, and the NELK Boys were probably delighted to see their money help someone in need like that that had supported them for so long.

It wasn’t long before Mike was crying, explaining how much the money will help him, especially in getting to Chicago, and even Kyle said that he feels like tearing up at the situation.


At the end of the video, after leaving Mike, Kyle mentions flying him out to the Full Send house — before SteveWillDoIt suggests that they could even hire him, which would definitely help end some of his financial woes. That really would be the best way to repay a long-time fan.


Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam


It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.


Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.


However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.


“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.


Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.