Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
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In a story that's likely to break your heart and warm it at the same time, the Twitter community has proven that it can achieve wonderful things when it comes together for a common cause. In this case, it's successfully helped a young cancer patient connect with The Pokémon Company and potentially have access to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet prior to the games' official release on November 18th.

In a tweet from Pediatric Oncologist Erica C. Kaye, she states that her patient is a young boy who's sadly afflicted with an unspecified type of cancer. It's the boy's dream to play the latest titles in the Pokémon series, however Erica states that it is unlikely he'll live to see their official launch. As such, she has reached out to see if The Pokémon Company can arrange to fulfil the young boy's dream.

After nearly 3,000 retweets at the time of writing, Pokémon's VP of Technology Eric Neustadter has responded to Erica's plea, stating that while it may not be possible to have the actual games available to play early, he nevertheless wants to arrange something special for the young boy.

Given that Twitter is often a source of pain and consternation for many users, it's lovely to see it being used for such a great cause. We're sincerely hopeful the young boy in question gets to live out his dream, whether this means he gets to play the games early or experiences something equally wonderful. Hats off to The Pokémon Company for making this happen.

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[source twitter.com]