The internet’s gaming community is no stranger to sad stories – from people who have their lives destroyed by trolls, to others who play with the in-game ghost car of their late family members, you don’t have to look to hard for a feel-hit. A few days ago, however, one Reddit user posted up a story about their best friend, who lived in another country, suddenly passing away. The story is heartbreaking, and absolutely worth sharing.

Posted by ‘Captaincanuck89’, in r/gaming, “My best friend was a gamer” details how Captain had gamed with their best friend for over four years without ever having met him. They changed clans, consoles, and games together, and played daily. “He was the best friend I have ever had in my adult life,” Captain said. The kicker is in the rest of the story.

The original post has been deleted from its Reddit thread, but someone managed to screenshot it first. I won’t paraphrase it for fear of losing its full weight, but the story is tear-jerkingly strong in its message – friends are friends, no matter where in the world you are, and whether you’ve ever met them or not.

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Our thoughts go out to anyone who has lost someone in their life, no matter how close they are.