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Microsoft surprises 9-year-old who gave up an Xbox One to donate blankets to homeless

An act of kindness that came around!

  • Published: December 18, 2017 8:18 PM IST
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Well, like they say, Karma’s always watching! A 9-year-old Ohio boy Mikah Frye, gave up an opportunity to get a $300 Xbox One from his grandmother, in exchange for donating blankets to underprivileged people.

This noble act by young Mikah not only caught the attention of those who received the donated blankets, but also the eye of Microsoft. Seeing his kind actions, Microsoft planned a big surprise to reward the kid for his actions. The company decided to offer him a free Xbox One X.

Microsoft gifted not just a special Minecraft-themed edition of the Xbox One X, but also miscellaneous games and accessories, which the boy could use with the console.

“When they called and told me I was just instantly crying on the phone and I couldn’t believe it,” said Mikah’s grandmother Terry Brant, reportedly told a Chicago news channel, recalling when she learned about the surprise. “What’s harder was not telling him.”

In that $300 that he gave up against the Xbox, Mikah distribute sixty blankets among the homeless.

Lead image credit: WGN TV

  • Published Date: December 18, 2017 8:18 PM IST