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Usually, “Francis” Makes You Laugh. This Time, He Might Make You Cry.

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You probably know Francis. The big guy’s best known as a highly combustible enthusiast who rants breathlessly on YouTube. Whatever the latest video game controversy or glory is—an always-on next-gen Xbox, the new SimCity or the latest WoW expansion—you can count on Francis to have an opinion.


But Francis is a character, played by the man behind the Boogie2988 YouTube account. In the newest video on the channel, that man opens up in a totally unexpected way, drawing doodles to accompany the ups and downs of his own real life story. If you only know Francis from his rants, it’s surprisingly poignant. You might even tear up a little. I know I did.