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26th Nov 2022

Twitch makes cerebral palsy streamer with 0 viewers blow up on Thanksgiving

Steve Hopkins

He now has over 15,000 followers

A Twitch streamer with cerebral palsy went viral in a moment of pure joy after a video of his sheer delight at interacting with another user spread across the internet.

TikToker Cole Caetano decided to tune in to the gamer’s viewless stream to let him know he wasn’t alone on Thanksgiving.

Cole simply wrote, ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ and it clearly made the streamer – thefallenancienthunter’s –  day, as he said it back beaming with excitement and asking Cole how he was doing?

At the start of the TikTok video, Cole explained that he was “randomly scrolling through Twitch streamers with no views” when he found “this sweet man with Cerebral Palsy who was talking and streaming to nobody”.

Cole went on: “So I decided to wish him a Happy Thanksgiving.”

@karvetv Thefallenancienthunter❤️ #wholesome #streamer #disability ♬ Married Life (From “Up”) – Sergy el Som

After a brief exchange, the Twitch streamer’s followers went up by thousands. On Saturday afternoon he had over 15,000 followers and his last stream had been viewed 19,000 times.

One person wrote under the TikTok video: “As someone with Cerebral Palsy it always makes me happy to find a streamer with the same condition.”

Another added: “The way he said ‘how you doing’ was so sweet.”

A third wrote: “Kindness will save us, love will heal us. Thank you for being so kind,” another added.

Cerebral palsy (CP), according to the NHS, is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination.

“It’s caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth.

“There’s currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatments are available to help people with the condition be as active and independent as possible.”

The heartwarming moment comes after Jack Grealish melted heats with touching remarks about his little sister Hollie, who also has CP.

In a post-match interview, the English footballer revealed the 19-year-old is his “best friend”, with the pair being really close.

Jack’s little brother died when he was young.

Opening up about his family during an interview with BBC Sport, Grealish said: “My little sister has cerebral palsy, so she, you know, she’s like my best friend. I speak to her all the time.”

When told that Hollie must be “so proud” of her big brother, he said she was, along with the rest of his family. “She is. She’ll live with my mum forever, so my mum was always looking after the kids, whereas my dad would take me and my brother to Villa Park on a Saturday.

“On the Sunday he’d just drive me then to wherever it was, wherever I was playing. And not everyone’s parents did that and he’s so proud of me – and he ain’t, like, shy of saying it, he’s always tells me and stuff how proud he is of me.”

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