[Featured Follow-Up] DroidForums Trades Nexus 7 for 'Old Leg'

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    We have a second great story to share with you guys today. Just this morning we featured an article of Android humor regarding a unique Craigslist add we found. A clever fellow was trying to trade his prosthetic "old leg" for an Android tablet. Beyond the humor we found in his post and the humor we added with our feature, we decided to explore this further.

    Here at HQ, we felt inspired to go beyond just writing a funny story about the unusual posting. We felt compassion regarding the gentleman's plight of needing an Android tablet for his "drawing" projects, but not being able to afford it. We didn't just think of it as a charity case though, because we found his proposal to trade his old prosthetic leg for an Android tablet clever and amusing. It just so happened that we actually had an extra Nexus 7 Android tablet on hand that wasn't being used much. On top of that, we even had a spare stylus in a drawer. We thought that if anyone deserves our compassion, it would be a person with a great sense of humor too.

    Because of this confluence of coincidences, we decided to follow this "rabbit hole" as far as it could go, and made contact with the "seller" through his Craigslist ad. In the end, we got to meet a kindly and enthusiastic fellow named "Alan," who was very grateful to meet us and trade his "old leg" for the Nexus 7 Android tablet. Ultimately, we traded the Nexus 7 tablet (with all necessary cords and power adapters), a stylus, and $100 in cash so Alan could download some great artistic apps from the Google Play Store.

    We aren't sharing this to be exploitive, nor to "sound our own horns." We simply were happy to experience this heart-warming event and wanted to share it with you guys. The Android community is far more amazing and diverse than we realize sometimes, and it's enjoyable when the universe reminds us of that.

    In the thread below we included a few pics that Alan asked us to take with him so that we could share in his joy!
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    He was a great guy!
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    I will never forget Alan's shock and excitement when I handed him the tablet and all the goodies. Today was a good day and I'm happy that we had something that we could give someone that would give them so much joy :)
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    Good job guys! Be cool if he registered and got sucked into the Android vacuum :)
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    You got more out of it than him :) pretty awesome
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    Ya'll are beyond awesome.
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    Yall are awesome!
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    Really cool! Great Job! Hope Alan enjoys the Android experience like we all have here in the forum!
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    That's a great story

    Surely they at least had the forum app on that Nexus :p

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    Just awesome guys. Well done...
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    That was a really cool thing the forum did for that guy. Very nice, fellas! :)
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    Nice work! Was he a veteran by chance?
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    Great story guys, and a great deed.

    on the move..
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    We never found out if he was a veteran, or how he lost his leg for that matter. He's a really nice guy though, and the fact that my bosses were willing to help someone out like that makes me prouder than ever to be part of the team.
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    This is what I call "Droid News".

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    Okay that is just awesome! Great job DroidForums!

    Is Alan a vet? that would make this story even more awesome than it already is!
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    Proud day for the FF. Great heartwarming story guys.

    Just wish we could have seen his face/reaction.

    Sent from my Moto X DE
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    You do not need to apologize for publishing this story. That's ridiculous. Nothing wrong with tooting your own horn with something like this.
    We are all DroidForums and should be proud of what "our" little website did.

    What I want to know is: how close was he to you guys? Geographically? Crazy coincidence if he was somewhere really close. Simply meant to happen. :D