Go ahead and get some tissues handy, ’cause we’ve got a heartwarming tale of gaming goodness for you. According to a recent article published by Inside Edition, after 12-year-old Wes Pak, a fan of the Fallout game series, received the devastating news that his cancer had metastasized and that his doctors recommended stopping his treatment, he was especially distraught that he would never get to play the series’ upcoming entry.
“Wes broke down crying at an MRI scan saying, ‘I just realized I am not going to get to play Fallout 76,'” Inside Edition reports.
Upon hearing of Pak’s distress, a family friend apparently reached out to Bethesda, “and within a week, they brought the game to Wes’s home and surprised him with an entire day of play.” The devs also gave him an impressive souvenir: the first prototype of the wearable Power Armor helmet that will be included with the game’s $200 US Power Armor Edition.
According to Pak’s mom Krista, “He was speechless. We didn’t tell him anything about it. He couldn’t believe we pulled it off and he actually got to do it.”
I’m not crying; you’re crying.