Streaming star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is one of the most popular faces in gaming, boasting over 14 million followers on Twitch before leaving the site for Mixer - and he’s using his internet fame for a good cause.
Ninja’s expansive fanbase includes both older and younger gamers alike, and he’s not above showing his admirers a little appreciation now and then.
In fact, Ninja sent a special video message to one of his young fans on August 21 - a fan who suffers from cerebral palsy, a condition defined as a group of disorders that affect muscle coordination and movement.
“Hi Finley!” Ninja’s message began. “I just wanted to say hi and I hope you’re feeling better. I love you buddy, and have a good rest of your day, man.”
The star’s video was posted to Twitter by Finely’s father, fellow streamer “KingoCraigo,” who revealed that Ninja had also sent his son a signed LAMO figure and t-shirts.
@Ninja has sent Finley a video, along with a signed Ninja LAMO and tshirts!@Ninja @JessicaBlevins @BananaShark100 I cannot thank you all enough. You are amazing. Finley has been so happy today and his spirits lifted so high!— TZ KingoCraigo (@kingocraigo) August 21, 2019
Finleys reaction will be in the comments ❤😱❤😱❤ pic.twitter.com/jTWwVzr6b4
KingoCraigo later uploaded a video of Finley watching Ninja’s special message, who embraced his father with a hug, appearing to cry.
“...he cried but I had to cut it out, as he doesn’t want to show everyone,” Kingo confirmed in the video’s caption. “He will remember this forever, you're his idol mate and I appreciate you taking time out so much. Legend.”
Showing Finley @Ninja message, he cried but I had to cut it out as he doesnt want to show everyone 😂— TZ KingoCraigo (@kingocraigo) August 21, 2019
He will remember this forever, you're his idol mate and I appreciate you taking time out so much.
Ninja’s wife and manager Jessica Blevins responded to Kingo’s Tweet with an equally heartfelt message, writing, “What a sweet boy. We wish him the best and send all of our love here from Chicago.”
What a sweet boy. We wish him the best and send all of our love here from Chicago 💜— Jessica Blevins (@JessicaBlevins) August 21, 2019
The heartfelt moment didn’t end there: Finely’s Amazon wishlist was also completely “wiped out” following Ninja’s retweet of the tear-jerking video, which even gave the youngster motivation to walk on his own without any support.
🔥KICKING CEREBRAL PALSYS ASS🔥@Ninja tweeting out to Finley has gave him some huge motivation! First time ever walking without anyone behind him for support!— TZ KingoCraigo (@kingocraigo) August 21, 2019
HUGE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!❤❤ pic.twitter.com/oXfhWdNeFa
This wouldn’t be the first time Ninja has brought a young fan to tears, either: the streamer sent a birthday message to nine-year-old Zach on August 12, completely shocking the youngster, who couldn’t keep a smile off his face after watching Ninja's video.
My nephew was in total shock.. it took him a few minutes to realize what had just happened 😂 words cannot begin to express my gratitude for @Ninja taking the time out of his anniversary today to do this! pic.twitter.com/2cIScStKQ7— Seth🥁 (@SethDrumsTV) August 13, 2019
Ninja’s latest heartfelt act goes to show that, no matter how famous he is, the star can take time out of his busy schedule to make fans’ days brighter.
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