Source: huskerfan4life520, “My cousin has leukemia and went out to the local arcade to get her mind off of things. A random teen won her all of these stuffed animals.” Imgur. 2012
In 2012, Redditor huskerfan4life520 posted a photograph of a bald little girl wearing a hospital mask and surrounded by a mountain of stuffed animals on Imgur. The photograph, which also showed the little girl’s brother, had this heading: “My cousin has leukemia and went out to the local arcade to get her mind off of things. A random teen won her all of these stuffed animals.” huskerfan4life520 explained that the teen “had a decent amount of tickets saved up from previous trips and he noticed my cousins’ lack of skills (seeing as they’re still fairly young) and came over and told them to pick out whatever ones they wanted from the prize stand along with several others. It was pretty awesome.” Two years later, Redditor concept9 reposted the photograph, and huskerfan4life520 updated the story because people asked about his cousin — fortunately, the update was all good news — in the comments: “Currently in remission. Things are good. Thanks for asking! Her counts are up and she’s been able to go back to school and slowly go back to be[ing] a little girl” and “Thanks for asking! She’s in remission. Missed a large chunk of school, but she’s back to being a normal kid now for the most part. Blood counts are good and things are good for now.”
The comments on the original post detailed some impressive good deeds:
1) princesstofu commented on the original post, “My brother had cancer as a child, he wanted to go to the carnival, every single carnie booth encouraged him to play free till he won the giant animals. He has a bunch. It was really sweet.”
2) justamathnerd wrote this:
“When I was in college, my girlfriend and I were struggling to find fun but cheap dates off of campus. Then one day we found out there was an arcade a couple of blocks away. Well, we ended up going, spending $10 on tokens between the two of us, and had a blast winning tickets and just letting out our inner child. It helped that both of us come from relatively frugal families, and so we never really got to experience the wonders of an arcade as kids.
“Anyways, after blowing our minds with awesomeness, we had our pockets stuffed with tickets. Looking at the prizes, there’s really nothing there for 20-somethings, and so we decided to give [our tickets] to a kid who was leaving and only had enough tickets for a candy bar. With our contribution, he earned some cheap toy or stuffed animal to bring home.
“Long story short, that turned out to be the most fun we had on a date up until that point, so we made a point to go whenever we needed a break from school and try and brighten a kid’s day. Usually we’d end the date at a Speedway getting $0.69 Slurpees [Not that it matters, but Slurpees come from 7-11, while Speedway has Speedy Freezes.] I miss those dates. We need to find a new local arcade.”
3) Highlandprincess commented, “My boyfriend and I do this sometimes. We just go out to an arcade for fun and get a bunch of tickets and all we can get is bouncy balls and harmonicas and such so instead we just spend like 10 tickets on candy and give the rest to kids. One time we saw a mother with 3 kids trying to win tickets and failing miserably and when we handed her the tickets she was in such disbelief she started to cry and then I booked it out of there because I started to cry. Little acts of kindness can go a long way.”
4) Whofan commented, “When I was dying from Hirschsprung’s disease as a little kid, the Toronto Blue Jays (early 90’s Blue Jays) visited me in the hospital and gave me a massive panda teddy bear. Still have it (22yro) beside my bed here (with clown nose/glasses on and my 2nd university graduation hat — which the doctors said I’d never even make it through high school if I lived). I also have a signed picture from their pitcher in my special box.”
For More Information: huskerfan4life520, “My cousin has leukemia and went out to the local arcade to get her mind off of things. A random teen won her all of these stuffed animals.” Reddit. 2012
For More Information: concept9, “My cousin has leukemia and went out to the local arcade to get her mind off of things. A random teen won her all of these stuffed animals.” Reddit. 21 September 2014
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