Known to be a tough guy on “Pawn Stars,” Rick Harrison showed his softer side when he responded to an autistic boy who reached out to him in hopes of selling his Game Boy.
Reddit user, MrsLeslie, posted a note that Harrison wrote to the boy. The boy's mother relayed this story to her:
“Little J is a huge fan of ‘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 Gameboy to them for $30. I added a cover letter describing J and his autism – and although I told them that I didn’t expect them to actually buy his Gameboy, I did ask if they could at least reply.”
“They went above and beyond,” the boy’s mom said.
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Harrison not only responded, he also sent $30 and the Game Boy back to the young fan.
“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,” Harrison wrote. “Chumlee says thank you, because he already has one and you were right, he does like it.”
In an interview with “Fox and Friends, Harrison said he didn’t think his reply was a big deal at first.
“I totally forgot about it until I started getting calls from a gazillion reporters,” he said. “Celebrities, especially people with shows that kids watch a lot – there’s a lot of kids that watch my show – should be doing this on a regular basis.”