A man with cancer, who was not expected to live past June, wished he knew how his favorite book series would end. The latest installment of Harry Turtledove’s series, “The War That Came Early,” isn’t due out until July.
His friend, suspecting the “internet can do anything,” used Reddit to obtain an advance copy, effectively lifting the only remaining regret of his dying friend.
After posting the request last month on one of the internet’s most amazing online communities, it was quickly flooded with comments and helpful suggestions. A mere 5 hours later, Colton Jang was connected with an editor who could provide the advanced copy — and even arrange a phone conversation with the author for his friend to hear about books planned for the distant future.
Watch the young man, who still dons his hospital bracelet, open his amazing birthday gift in the video below.