People who make friends gaming online say the death of those friends is as hard as real-life loss.
My husband plays video games w/ a group of people he’s never met. Last week, one of them died. I’m overhearing them playing today in his honor; laughing, talking, reminiscing about their friend. Don’t ever tell me “online friends” aren’t real friends. Sending virtual hugs to all.
— Trixie the Pixie 🧚♀️💕🏳️🌈 (@RnbwSprinkles) March 3, 2019
I lost a friend I played with for 12 years just last year. Never met him, but I still think about him and the way he impacted my life every day. I still send him messages sometimes, although I know he'll never respond.
— Ferrosi (@rFerrosi) March 5, 2019
One of my gaming buddies died a few years back. I’ll never forget the day I found out, it’s heartbreaking still to this day. My condolences to your husband.
— Trish (@SayWhatTrishaaa) March 5, 2019
Lost a friend two years ago to cancer. Used to hang in my streams while she was going through chemotherapy. Some of the most kind hearted people you meet are online.
— Reid Falbo (@Mumboelite_) March 5, 2019
When my stepsons gamer-friends learned he had been killed in a carcrash they held an online parade for him the day we buried him and send us messages with screenshots.
— Marianne Berlev (@Marianne_Mandoe) March 5, 2019
I lost a fellow teammate that I would run raids with during the good old destiny times. I never met him. But we always laughed and raged over the raids. But I considered him a friend. His name was Mathew but I knew him as “Gogira”
— FallenZer0 (@FallenZer0_) March 5, 2019