Hey all, I wanted to share a little story that I think is absolutely amazing, inspiring story of something that happened to me recently.
So I’m pretty new to this forum, and very glad to be here, as from the very first time I found this place, I got the impression that it was incredibly positive and welcoming. It seemed to me like everyone was extremely helpful, and not at all standoffish or negative like many internet communities can be.
On maybe the third day since I had found YYE, I received a message from another member. I had made a few posts, nothing profound, just a few comments on things I found interesting, and mentioning that I had just recently gotten into the hobby.
This member said he had seen that I was new to the forum, as well as to yoyos. Then he said somethijg that just about floored me. He told me he wanted to send me a yoyo, just to welcome me to the scene.
Now mind you, I hadn’t posted asking for anything, not had I even hinted that I was looking for a yoyo, or that I didn’t have any of my own.
I replied to him, expecting that there was something I was missing, because who ever heard of someone on the internet just reaching out to you and offering to give you something for free, just because .
After a quick back and forth, he confirmed that, yes, in fact that was exactly what he wanted to do. I gave him my address, and very shortly after he said it’s on its way. I was still shocked at all of this, but I thanked him sincerely and that was that. He asked for nothing, and declined anything from me in return
Well what do you know. A couple days later I get a package; a padded envelope with Christmas postage. I opened it up and the surprise of the contents left me just staring for a solid few seconds. I was expecting something used that hed gotten his use out of. But nope, in front of me was a BRAND NEW yoyo, like 3 or 4 nice strings, and even a few stickers. I mean this thing was still in the box, unopened, and it wasn’t a plastic. Dollar store special.
So basically, a member of this awesome community had just sent me a brand new, quality yoyo, for no reason at all. IDK about you guys, but this gesture just about brought me to tears. Honestly. I have a little bit of a tough time during the holiday season, and this year was no exception. But then a complete stranger from the internet send me the only gift I received this year, and it was a really good one.
I guess all of this rambling is to say that there really are some cool people out there in the world. And that the yoyo community seems to have a very high concentration of these people. I think I’ll be sticking around for a while, and I couldn’t be happier to have found a hobby I enjoy, with such great people that also enjoy it.
Yoyo people=Good people. Maybe the best people.