Streamer Sobs in Viral Video After Getting First Viewer in Nearly an Hour

A streamer was reduced to tears after he got his first subscriber on a live video, after waiting for nearly an hour.

Twitch user NickcKelly posted on Reddit to announce he was going to host a live stream for people to chat about mental health problems, as the world grapples with COVID-19.

But he claims he waited patiently for 48 minutes before someone finally logged on to his talk, entitled "why I have hope for the future of humanity", under the username Avoxio.

In the clip Nick can't contain his emotions as he sees he has a viewer at last, saying: "I have my first viewer. Wow this is amazing, hi. I'm genuinely honoured to have you in my stream, you're my first viewer that I've had. I've been streaming for 48 minutes. And y'know it was starting to look a little, a little bleak. But you just made my day. I'm so glad to have you here. I feel like I'm going to cry man."

He sobs as a second viewer joins the video, as the pair tell him there's "no need to cry" in the comments.

Overcome with joy, Nick says: "Now I have another one too, welcome to the stream guys. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm just so glad that I waited as long as I did for this. . . I'm honoured to have you guys here now right now, I don't know if you understand how much this means to me, you guys just being here."

The 30-minute video ended up being viewed more than 1,800 times in total, after Nick's reaction went viral.

The emotional segment was later shared to Reddit by user Avoxio, who captioned the clip: "Wholesome Streamer gets emotional after getting his first viewers in an hour."

They wrote: "For context, me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by. He got super happy about us being there and explained to us why he was so emotional about it. He just wants to help people by sharing his experiences and thoughts. At first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine and heavy hearted. We decided to post this here in hopes of him getting more recognition, because he really wants to get his word out there and help people."

And it's since been shared multiple times on the site after first being uploaded three months ago, with people calling the interaction "genuine" and "awesome."

Redditor OneFancyLad wrote: "As someone who has been a less than 5 viewer streamer on twitch for 5 years, this really does mean a lot to people. Stop by those small channels, people appreciate it!"

Queasy-Exam wrote: "This is awesome. Its nice to see someone being grateful just to have viewers. And its great to see someone be positive not just for themselves but also for others. And you know what I got hope in humanity too."

While MysteriousComposer added: "You deserve it man you are super genuine."

But some trolls claimed Nick's video was merely a publicity stunt for followers, with his latest video now amassing 5,000 views, compared to as few as four on older ones.

Redditor antiSJC thought: "This s*** is fake af. clearly op and streamer are friends nobody will convince me otherwise."

And IG-89 added: "And all the morons are falling for it lmao."

While user StageSkipper added: "Looks obviously self-promotion."

Responding to criticism, and shedding light on the clip, user Nickckelly later wrote on Reddit: "So here's some clarification on the story of why I started sobbing—I started streaming because I recognized that people were hurting. The mental health problems caused by COVID are no joke.

"I posted around Reddit saying that I was going to do a stream for people to come to me and talk about their problems. I didn't want anyone feeling like they were alone throughout all of this. The thought truly hurt to think about.

"I started sobbing because I assumed that people came from Reddit to come to me and ask for some kind of help. Whether that be advice or just a friendly person to talk to. That's why this happened. It wasn't because I'm obsessed with the internet (in fact, I don't use it as much as some may think) it's because I wanted to help people that were in need. Hope this cleared some stuff up."

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Stock image of a video montager mounting video at desktop. A twitch streamer went viral after sobbing when he got his first viewers in nearly an hour. Getty iStock/zsv3207