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Sweet Anita explains why she’s “paying forward” generous Twitch donation

Published: 20/Jan/2020 16:10

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Sweet Anita has explained why she is matching a generous donation made by a close friend to her in aid of charity, explaining that she plans to “pay it forward” to help others.

Sweet Anita became a Twitch sensation throughout 2019, a streamer with Tourette’s Syndrome whose broadcasts are often filled with positivity and laughs while she plays games or just chats with her audience. Her content has seen her grow a large and caring community, as demonstrated on January 20 when a viewer made a large donation to the streamer, asking her to give it to a charity of her choice.

While the Brit was blown away at the time, she has since used social media to expand on her plans, revealing that she intends to add her own money to the donation and give it to a cause that is close to her heart.

Sweet_Anita laughing while streaming on Twitch.
Twitch: Sweet_Anita
Anita revealed that she has big plans for a generous donation from her chat.

During her morning stream, Anita received £305.81 from a donator named “addieleaf,” who explained that her community wanted to send the streamer the money to give to a charity of her choice, in the hopes of having a 2020 filled with “love and kindness.”

At the end of her stream, Anita used her Twitter account to reveal what she planned to do with the money, explaining that she would double it with her own money and give it to her therapist, in the hopes of allowing someone who needed help to receive the treatment they need that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.

“After much thought, I’m matching this donation from a close friend and giving it to my therapist,” she wrote. “I stopped needing therapy years ago, but it gave me back my life. Now I’m paying it forward so that hopefully someone else can get help they wouldn’t normally have access to.”

Anita‘s donation to her therapist can now help others who need help just as she did and means that someone will benefit directly from both her donation, and the incredible generosity of her community.

Moments like this are an incredible reminder of the power of a group of people pulling in the same direction, and their decision will be of great help to someone who really needs it.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.