It's been a pretty sobering week, and it's nice that at least sometimes, a good gesture can break through and make people happy.
Reddit user harpster604 posted a touching story about his cousin, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, or DMD. His cousin is a huge "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fan, but because of the disease, couldn't actually go to the movie theater to see the new movie, despite looking forward to it all year.
But as harpster writes, that was only the beginning of the story (click here for the full post):
"Last night he actually got to watch the movie, via an iPad + HDMI cable sent to his house by Paramount! This all fell into place when I thought about posting this to reddit to see if anyone would be willing to help out. I decided to message the r/movies mods beforehand to see if this was appropriate, and to my surprise one of the mods, /u/kleinbl00, knew someone who had worked on the movie and offered to help out! Because of him and his connection, I was able to get in contact with Paramount corporate in order to make this possible."
Harpster, who said his cousin "loved every minute of it!" also posted some pictures to Imgur of the IPad, Paramount's message to his cousin, and a picture of his cousin smiling in bed with a "TMNT" poster behind him. If this doesn't make you smile, I honestly don't know what would.
Thanks to harpster604 for giving his permission for us to post this story, and to him and his cousin for putting a smile on our faces.