The lights are on
I saw this story on Twitter this morning, and I had to share it. It's a nice little story, and I think it's good to hear about things like this every once in a while. At any rate, it involves a longtime Double Fine fan, a series of surgeries, and a surprise care package delivered without any fanfare.
As Chris Machado recounts in a post on I Heart Chaos, he and a friend bribed their way into the Double Fine offices several years ago with a nice letter and a batch of homemade cookies. Chris says the visit was a lot of fun, and they had a great time overall. Years later, Chris was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which required a series of brain surgeries. Before returning to the hospital for a third operation, he received a care package from Double Fine, which included an original card drawn by Scott C and signed by the rest of the studio. As Chris points out, this package came as a complete surprise: "I hadn’t spoken with these guys in years yet they found out what was going on and went out of their way to brighten my day."
Check out his post to see the card, which features a great image of Psychonauts' Dr. Loboto.
Before we return to our regular diet of snark and cynicism, here's a quote from Roger Ebert that sums up my thoughts on this story beautifully:
"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. "To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. "We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."
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That's an extremely nice gesture, hope the lad is going to recover well.
that makes it all worth while. kudos to doublefine.
What a nice heart felt story, I hope they get better soon!
That is wonderful gesture, to even know about him after all these years, let alone know his condition and send him well wishes.
That is awesome. Double Fine is great. Get well soon Chris!
All I can say is: AAAAAWWWWWWWW
You have to admit that Double Fine is a pretty cool team,
I think my heart just grew 4 sizes.
That was a very beautiful quot from Roger Ebert.
This gave me goose bumps just reading it :)
Its great seeing that people still do care
Double Fine is dope!
And this is why Double Fine is one of my favorite companies. :)
/Salute Tim Schafer, Scott C and all of Double Fine
amazing that nice things still happen in this crazy world, and its nice to see they didnt make a PR stunt out of it. ofc this is gonna spread like a wildfire anyhow and get the devs credit, but credit where credit is due
I think quoting Ebert is a bit of snark and cynicism, heheheh.