Sometimes it isn't always about the bottom line for Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison — sometimes it's about doing the right thing and reaching out to fans!
It's wonderful to see his tough exterior come down in a note he wrote to a young fan with autism!
He was so touched by the fan's letter that he actually responded, which is pretty rare!
"Little J is a huge fan of the TV show, Pawn Stars and he talks about the show incessantly. I encouraged him to write them a letter, which he did, and he offered to sell his Game Boy to them for $30."
She included a cover letter explaining her son's condition, and describing him the best she could. She only hoped they might write him something back, not really giving any thought to them wanting to buy his Game Boy!
"They went above and beyond!"
This is AMAZEBALLZ!!! Here's what they did, in a letter from Rick himself:
"Enclosed is $30.00 for the cost of the Nintendo Game Boy. I'm donating the Game Boy back to you for being such a loyal viewer, so keep enjoying it and think of us when you play with it."
"Chumlee [one of the pawn shop's employees] says thank you, because he already has one and you were right, he does like it. You have a wonderful Mom who loves you very much. You are a lucky Boy. Always pay attention to what she tells you."
Between this and all the inspiration they're handing out over their incredible weight losses at the show… well, how did this rag-tag crew become such a source of good feelings??
Keep it up guys! Maybe you'll stop lowballing everyone who walks into your store!
[Image via Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]