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KRISTEN'S STORY - WINNER

FIRE STATION GIVES SPECIAL TOUR FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM

Fire stations across the country are well known for opening their doors for tours so kids can get a sense of what it’s like to be a firefighter. These tours often involve lights and sirens, because most kids enjoy the big sights and sounds.

But a fire station in Mishawaka, Indiana, changed the program just a bit when they invited some kids with autism to visit.

These kids were able to see the station -- and even try on the uniforms.

But, the firefighters skipped the lights and sirens this time around because kids with autism process things differently in their brains -- and can get rattled when things are too bright, loud or chaotic.

It ended up being a win-win. The children were able to enjoy much of the fun stuff that the firefighters were able to show off. And, the firefighters were exposed to these special kids and came away from the event with a greater understanding of how to serve them when stuff happens in the community.


JASON'S STORY

GUY WINS A TON OF MONEY PLAYING FORTNITE

On Sunday, "Fortnite" streamer Malachi "Reverse2K" Greiner won nearly $90,000 in one game.

As he celebrated his win, his father called to congratulate him, and things got emotional.

The entire exchange is a delight, and was thankfully captured on video.

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"86 f---ing thousand dollars?! You're gonna need a f---ing tax guy!" the father of "Fortnite" streamer Malachi "Reverse2K" Greiner exclaimed to his son on Sunday night.

He won it in a single game of "Fortnite" during a series of competitions centered around the game that takes place over eight weeks. 

"You won $26,000 more than first place!" his father Heath Greiner says during a video of the exchange.

Malachi held onto the title of most kills — "Holding the Throne" in the parlance of "Fortnite" — which got him $50,000 alone. Additionally, his placement overall in Sunday's Summer Skirmish game got him another $36,000. That put his total at an incredible $86,000.

It's no surprise that tears were rolling down his face as he spoke to his father.

"I would too, brother!" his father says in an especially heartwarming moment.

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