Alright, raise your hand if you got emotional when watching Mark’s 5 million video:
…Honestly, I don’t know how anyone couldn’t get at least a little emotional when watching that. Especially, for me, when he was talking about how he knows that some fans that were here since the beginning are gone now. That hit me especially hard because I’ve been here, in this fandom, for a very long time (oh gross, that sounded to self-absorbed, ignore that please), and just even thinking that some of my friends aren’t here anymore really threw me for a spin. There are so many people here now then there were not too long ago. This family that Mark and everyone created is so big now, and it will continue to grow for a very long time, I can assure you. We all care about each other so much. Sure, there are bound to be some bad-eggs and trouble makers, but it’s a family. Our family. And to realize that some family members that were here long ago aren’t here now… really hurts. Hearing that Mark and his videos put some happiness in those people’s lives made me feel a little bit better. I don’t normally quote TV shows, but this quote in particular popped into my mind in order to explain what I’m getting at here: “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things." Mark definitely adds on to everyone’s pile of good things. Sometimes there are situations that are too bad, or people that are too far gone to help. But that doesn’t stop us (everyone, including Mark) from doing all that we can to help those who can possibly be helped.
“… It just emphasizes how much I need to try, you know, every day… to make not only my videos better but to ensure that we, as a community, do more for each other.”
Maybe I’m wrong, but I believe that Mark gave those people who are gone now a bit of strength. I see people here, in this community, who say that Mark gives them the strength to push forward through everything that they’re going through. Maybe he gave those people who are gone now just a little bit of strength… to hang on for longer then they could’ve done without him.
Anyway, adding on to what you said, yes, I got emotional when Mark mentioned his Dad as well. Mark has done so much good… I cant even put into words how much he didn’t deserve to go through the horrible things that he went through. Not a single thing.
I am really sorry for how long this reply is, holy heck. I’ll put this in the tag because, maybe, people can relate to what I’m saying. Or not, that’s fine too.