We love to rag on game companies when they pull brain-numbing stunts like stupid DRM policies that ruin the game for a lot of people, but let it never be said that those same companies might also have the ability to show love and compassion for fans of their games.
People play video games for a lot of different reasons and some of them don't include any compulsions to murder and pillage electronic worlds. For some, it is a way to escape the trials and tribulations of their daily lives, or in the case redditor lb-Cyber, it was a way to escape from a sad heart.
You see, lb-Cyber recently lost his sister to cancer after a nine year battle and to help him escape his grief, if only for a little while, he escaped into the world of Skyrim. Once he was ready, he wrote up a post on reddit telling how the game had helped him through his depression, but what he didn't know was that some folks at Bethesda, the game developer behind Skyrim, read his post and they asked him for his mailing address.
lb-Cyber didn't think much of the matter until the one year anniversary of his sister's death when a package arrived on his doorstep. Inside of that package was a Skyrim art book signed by the staff. As lb-Cyber said:
I absolutely was floored, and a day I thought would be absolutely agonizing ended with an incredibly heart-warming and unexpected moment of absolute kindness
Here are the images of the book he got. Nicely done Bethesda, nicely done.
via Nerd Approved