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'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison's kind gesture: Replies to young fan & returns money

Rick Harrison writes kind letter to young fan.
Photo by Andrew H. Walker

Rick Harrison of the hit TV show 'Pawn Stars' is known as quite the wheeler and dealer. The hardcore businessman that runs Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas typically wants to pay bottom dollar for everything brought his way. However, according to a letter released by Reddit user MrsLeslie on Weds. Jan. 15, Harrison has quite the heart of gold (no pun intended). The kind note he returned to the young autistic fan was later posted in a Huffington Post article dated Fri. Jan. 17.

The boy's mom wrote, "Little J is a huge fan of 'Pawn Stars,' and he talks about the show incessantly. I encouraged him to write them a letter, which he did, and he offered to sell his Gameboy to them for $30. I added a cover letter describing J and his autism -- and although I told them that I didn't expect them to actually buy his Gameboy, I did ask if they could at least reply."

Harrison was clearly touched by the letter, because not only did he reply - but he also sent Little J. back his Gameboy and his $30. The letter can be read by clicking here.

"Enclosed is $30.00 for the cost of the Nintendo Game Boy. I'm donating the Game Boy back to you for being such a loyal viewer, so keep enjoying it and think of us when you play with it," wrote Harrison.

The he added, "Chumlee [a fellow employee] says thank you, because he already has one and you were right, he does like it. You have a wonderful Mom who loves you very much. You are a lucky Boy. Always pay attention to what she tells you."

The highly rated History Channel show which debuted in 2009 has been running for seven seasons now.

Are you a fan of 'Pawn Stars?' What do you think of Rick's letter?

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