Video: This Make-A-Wish Mario-Themed Playground Will Brighten Up Your Day


Okay, you might need a tissue for this one. The Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada – a regional wing of the US-based charity that provides unique and memorable experiences for children with life-threatening conditions – was able to grant the wish of one brave, local boy who asked: “I wish to have a video game themed playground.”

Jake Lebrene, 14, was born without a pulmonary valve in his heart, which has caused him to face an incredibly tough battle with his own health over the years. But that hasn’t got in the way of his enduring love of video games and all things Mario, so the fine folks at Make-A-Wish granted his wish and helped design, build and paint a Mario-themed playground. It’s amazing – a proper real-life little Super Mario Odyssey – and will almost certainly have you crying into your keyboard like we are right now.

If you want to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or to donate, you could find them right here.

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