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Wheatfield 7 year-old forgoes Fortnite for good

Posted at 4:56 AM, Dec 27, 2018

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) — Fortnite is one of the most popular games, so popular parents are actually hiring Fortnite coaches for their kids.

It makes sense that a seven year-old with a love of games would love Fortnite too. Remzi Yates of Wheatfield loves it so much, he plays pretty much every single day. He knows the victory dances and can explain the details of the game for hours.

Inside Fortnite, players use "V-Bucks" to buy different add-ons, like dances or outfits. Remzi has spent $400 on V-Bucks and he was just about to spend some more when hid dad gifted him an early Christmas present of $100 to use in the game. The seven year-old says it was an easy decision when he got the money. "I wanted to buy hats and gloves for the homeless," says Yates. He went with his dad to the store and bought 100 pairs of socks, gloves and hats to distribute to local city missions.

We asked Remzi if he thought giving up his game money was a hard decision to make. "No, not really. It's easy actually, just go to the store and buy hats and gloves or food," says Yates. "If I just sticked with Fortnite, they all would be still suffering in the cold having no home, suffering out there being cold." He says helping the homeless makes him feel "shiny".

A wonderful reminder from a kid that sometimes giving is better than getting.