The community of Twitter got a little angry this week (what’s new though) when fans of Fortnite expressed concern that Hurricane Florence might knock the game offline, but one metalhead from Jacksonville Beach, Florida gave everyone some hurricane related news to smile about when he announced his intentions to fight the hurricane head on, armed only with…Slayer.
Amazingly, it’s not the first time Twitter hero Lane Pittman has done something like this, having previously ‘fought’ Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma last year:
Setting up a GoFundMe page to collect donations to cover his expenses, Pittman initially asked for only $150 but was flooded with eager donors, ending up with a staggering $1086. The description said simply: “Pay for my gas/coffee and I’ll go fight Hurricane Florence. MERICA BABY!!! We stick together.” Read through some of the comments and see for yourself the kind of support this guy has. It seems that in times of disaster, we need fun dudes like Pittman even more. It’s safe to say he’s a bit of a legend online now.
And check out his one man battle against the storm here:
— Lane Pittman (@TheBigGuy904) September 14, 2018