Today in Stories That Will Warm Your Cold, Cynical Heart, meet Brittany Levasseur, whose husband has had seven brain surgeries over the past year. It's been brutal, but they've found at least one helpful recovery tool—earlier this week, Levasseur wrote a long Reddit post about how their doctor recommended that he play Destiny as a form of mental therapy.
"It's been a joy to watch him," she wrote. "It's been a little over a week, and the game's effect on him has been so strong. Weak for months, he is flourishing in more than just the game world. He has been going out more, doing chores, making jokes. The effect of playing the game on his mood has been almost staggering."
Cool, right? It gets COOLER. Not long afterwards, Bungie's community manager reached out to Levasseur, and the next day, her husband had a package waiting at the Tower. In it was this gun:
It looks like this in his inventory:
What's so special about this one? Well, Fate Of All Fools, which appears at first glance like a regular ol' exotic gun, isn't actually in the game yet. It won't be available to normal players until a future add-on, meaning this lucky man is the only non-Bungie employee in the world to have Fate Of All Fools. It's one of a kind.
(A representative for Bungie confirmed that this was real, and that they had indeed sent this gun to the Levasseurs.)
Check it out in action thanks to this shot provided by Brittany Levasseur:
Awesome, no? The Levasseurs are thrilled.
"He adores the gun," Levasseur told me in an e-mail. "It's his first exotic, and he has been actively enjoying it all day. It seems like my entire night has been on repeat— it's been nothing but 'BANG! God I love this gun. BANG! This is awesome. BANG! Did you see that shot!?'"