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Klaatu_Nicto #1 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:00

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My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

 

Robert and Trude mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life for their disabled son. But when Mats died, they discovered that people all over Europe lit candles in his memory.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...bility-47064773



Tolos #2 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:06

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Feb 11 2019 - 01:00, said:

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

 

Robert and Trude mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life for their disabled son. But when Mats died, they discovered that people all over Europe lit candles in his memory.

 

https://www.bbc.com/...bility-47064773

 

Most of the times gamer's can be horrific to each other due to one reason or another. But sometimes, just sometimes, I see stuff like this and think there is still hope for us all. 

NiteDog #3 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:06

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Thanks Klaatu. All Heroes need to be remembered.

rokinamerica #4 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:28

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I have 5 kids. Never should a parent have to bury their child. Never. But stories like this just reinforce the positive power of our kids. All of us can make a difference in our interactions. Online or in real life. We can influence people we interact with even if we don’t know them. Be positive and encourage. You never know who you may influence. 

BigDollarBillz #5 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:35

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Gives me hope that there is still good people in this world.

Devil__Anse #6 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:49

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what a beautiful story. I'm so sorry for you and your family, but you seem to have a wonderful story to share.  its easy to forget when your gaming the real people on the other end



_Tsavo_ #7 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 03:36

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I'd like to think we're all decent folks at heart.

RF_Van #8 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 03:42

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Our online selves are an extension of our own hearts and minds. Very touching Klaatu, thanks for posting.

Klaatu_Nicto #9 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 06:55

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Edited by Klaatu_Nicto, Feb 11 2019 - 07:55.


Roboticwonderwaffle #10 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 07:22

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I used to be horribly toxic in this game. Sometimes I still am, but after i tried to kill myself in college and reading articles about others who found comfort in video games.. i decided to change. I saw articles where kids killed themselves after being told to KYS or other words of hate they received in games due to their inexperience or their own handicaps. I knew a guy who only had one arm and played tanks... he sucked and he knew that but, i couldn't help but smile knowing he did his best. Often times he would out do other people in game and ... he had one arm.

I am not ashamed when i say this. I cried. This is truly amazing and heart warming.

Games should bring us together. Games are honostly... an escape and a gathering of those who share the same love as each other and we should all take the time to talk to another player... as say good job. If you die... tell the person who killed you good job. If you kill someone.. tell them what they should do next time to improve.... if some dude pushes you out into enemy fire and gets you killed. You may rage then. But everyother time.... lets be a bit more positive =3






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