We often forget that the speed and breadth with which news spreads on social media can also serve for good. This was the example that the population of Virginia, in the United States, witnessed through the story of the little “Master Pokémon” Bryson Kliemann, only eight years old.
Little Bryson became known after a photo of him selling his cards at a sidewalk counter was posted by his mother, Kymberly, who complemented the boy’s move with a campaign on GoFundMe to raise the $700 they needed to vaccinate the dog. The photo was published in mid-May.
Though fanatical about his Pokémon deck of cards, Bryson didn’t think twice about putting everything up for sale. The photo, with the offer of the cards scribbled on a wooden plaque, is really moving.
Bruce the Puppy found it worth being best friends with little men like Bryson. The sale of the letters and the campaign, driven by the commotion of the boy’s act, brought in $5,000 to the family and continued treatment for the dog.
The posts on social media talking about the boy’s attitude went viral to the point where they reached the company that owned the Pokemón game and it was then that Bryson received compensation for his generosity that went beyond the health of his dog (which is actually doing well, according to the newspaper Complex).
Bryson received from the company a box with rare cards, game decks and a copy of the game Pokemon Battle Academy. All accompanied by a short letter.
“Hey Bryson, we were so inspired by the story of selling your letters to pay for your dog’s recovery that we sent you these letters to help you replace the ones you had to sell.”
Boy Sells Pokémon Cards To Pay For Puppy’s Vet Bills, Gets Rare Cards As A Present https://t.co/Hoi5cPxGqi pic.twitter.com/v6Mt11Fb5p
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) May 31, 2021
In times like today, stories with happy endings like this one show that it’s the children who know things. It is good to trust the sensitivity of our little shamans.
And from now on, put up with little Bryson by passing the general ruler in Lebanon, Virginia, with the real arsenal he received from Pokémon.
The new Pokémon master has it all. And Bruce is still happy, healthy and famous!