A heart-warming story from the internet brings everyone to tears.
This is a story that would bring even the most steely individual to a moment of reflection, and perhaps even tears. As reported by Motoramic, a YouTube commentor by the name of 00WARTHERAPY00 shared his touching story in the comments section on a video about spirituality in video games - about how he discovered his father’s ghost in a racing game 10 years after he had passed away.
We’ve laid out the comment exactly as it was posted for you below:
“Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6.
i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.
but once i did, i noticed something.
we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.
and once i started meddling around... i found a GHOST.
you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today.
and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and...
i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.
It get's you right there, doesn't it. After reading this story many commenters replied with their own stories, giving condolences and replying about how much it touched them. The story has since gone viral and can be read on blog posts and news sites all over the internet.