A lot of parents struggle with whether or not they should let their children play video games and if it will have negative consequences on their development.
Tiffany Pitts is one mom who is pretty pro gaming, and when you hear about what her 15-year-old son did for a stranger he met online, it will melt your heart and make you think that video games aren’t so bad.
“My 15 yo son has spent every second of his free time during this pandemic hanging out online, playing video games with his friends,” Tiffany explained in a series of Twitter posts.
“He started by ranking up to the elite tiers of Apex Legends.”
“I am told this is quite a feat. Honestly, I believe it because it took him and his friend 6 hours a day for a week to rank that high.”
“After that came Sea Of Thieves. He joined up with more friends and sailed the digital oceans until piracy lost its shine. Also, when two friends started arguing in-game.”
“2 nights ago they made a plan to meet up as a big group on Fortnight. None of them really play Fortnight much anymore because the crowd is a little younger.”
“But they didn’t want to work too hard at playing, they just wanted to hang out.”
“Last night, six of them met up again to hang out and play Fortnight. They were goofing off, doing stupid teenager stuff, when they met a solo player named JamMaster.”
“Sometimes if they meet solo players that are pretty chill, they’ll join forces. JamMaster seemed pretty young but he was by himself and they were having fun showing him what they knew about the game.”
“They invited him to join their crew.”
And what happens next is one of the most moving things you will read all week.
Instagram; Tiffany smiles with her son in the above photo