Internet philanthropist Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson brought the net together to plant 20 million trees before 2020 — and YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg decided to check up on the project months later, discovering surprising results.
Mr Beast celebrated his 20 million subscriber milestone by launching a charitable project to plant a whopping 20 million trees, seeing donations from such names as Ninja, Jeffree Star, and even Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
After successfully reaching his goal in early December, the star teased even bigger projects in the future — but what about the results of his viral Team Trees initiative?
PewDiePie was in the middle of a LWIAY video when he came across a fan suggestion in his subreddit, which recommended that Mr Beast provide fans with an update video regarding his tree-planting enterprise.
“Please, Mr Beast — the B to the East,” he joked about the matter. “Show us the trees!”
Curious about the project’s development, PewDiePie checked his email for an update — and was pleasantly surprised by what he found.
The YouTuber shared a video from Team Trees uploaded on February 27, showing North Carolina park rangers and staff planting trees around Bladen Lakes State Forest, which had been affected by severe flooding from 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
Rangers explained that the Park is considered a high-risk area, as it is often affected by natural disasters that inhibit older growth — making Mr Beast and the Arbor Day Foundation’s joint initiative a massive help to the area.
Needless to say, it seems like Kjellberg was rather impressed by the Foundation’s efforts, giving a short congratulations to his fellow YouTuber.
“Keep planting those trees!” he urged.
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Although he jokingly called the star a “simp” earlier in his video (thanks to his impressive Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend), Mr Beast and PewDiePie are on good terms, with Mr Beast having historically led the charge in his battle against T-Series in 2018.
Now, the YouTuber is creating even bigger and better content than ever before — and making the world a better place one video at a time.