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PewDiePie brought to tears over fan’s emotional message

Published: 20/Sep/2019 22:25 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 23:32

by Eli Becht

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YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg had an emotional response to a fan message after learning he had helped him get through a bout of depression.

PewDiePie has a fan-run subreddit called PewDiePie Submissions, where fans will post memes and messages for the star to feature in his LWIAY (Last Week I Asked You) episodes.

During his video on September 20, he scoured through the subreddit in search of content, and after looking through several memes, he came across a particularly emotional submission.

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The video is titled “This Reddit post got me teared up…” – and while he doesn’t actually get that post until the end of the video, he does have a surprisingly emotional reaction to the post from a long-time fan at the 21:20 mark.

This fan explained that they first started watching PewDiePie videos in 2014, and said his content helped with their self-harm and eating disorder issues.

PewDiePie’s own struggles in school gave the viewer something to relate to, and they explained how these hardships helped them feel less alone in the world.

The YouTube star responded to the heartwarming post with a sincere message and motivation for the viewer to keep going.

“That’s so sweet,” he replied, fighting back tears. “The feels out of nowhere. Keep staying strong, I’m proud of you.”

It was an unexpected moment in an otherwise upbeat and funny video, but it goes to show how much impact a content creator can have on another person’s life.

Many viewers use streamers and YouTubers as an outlet, and you’ll oftentimes see donations or messages like this that thank them for doing what they do.

Sometimes, people go to streamers when they believe they have exhausted all of their options, such as when Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar received a suicidal donation and immediately let the viewer know he could stick around with him and his chat.

While people like PewDiePie might seem like they have a pretty simple job, there’s a whole lot more on their plate than some might expect.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.