FGC proves once again you don’t have to look very far to see the good in people.
Lately it seems the mainstream media doesn’t bother to poke their noses in the affairs of the fighting game community unless something dramatic and negative arises. So it’s no surprise that particular news was overlooked, in which a member from the Tekken community was blessed by the generous hearts who came to the aid of Dilly (an Asuka player from St. Louis) and his adoptive daughter.
After struggling to make ends meet, Dilly and his family were at risk of losing their home. However, numerous members stepped forward to donate over $2,000 (IPW notes one additional donation in the amount of $375 came through moments before the deadline) so that they could still have a roof over their heads.
Dilly was naturally overjoyed and offered the following thoughts expressing thanks. The full story is available at Tekken Zaibatsu
So I say this, almost with tears in my eyes…
Some kind soul out there, who requested that they remain anonymous, donated a full $375, exactly what I needed before tomorrow.
I don’t know who you are, and I don’t know what made you choose to help me, but a million thank yous from the bottom of my heart. Your act of kindness literally left my fiancee on the floor crying tears of joy, you literally just saved our house.
To all of you who have helped, or at least read this thread, I thank you all. Words cannot express what you have done for us in our time of need. I’m not 100% out of the clear (there’s still $900 to be negotiated), but your help has made sure we still have a roof over our heads, and for this I thank you. If there is ANYTHING I can do to return the favor, just ask, and I will do anything I can do… THANK YOU ALL!
This is just one of several examples where the community has exercised goodwill to support one of their own. One would hope the mainstream media could be a bit less biased by focusing solely on drama and propoganda, however subtle they may make try to make it seem. It’s not a good look folks, and while some destinations may choose to overlook the reality, positive events such as this actually do exist.