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Blind gamer sends letter to Nintendo, gets heartwarming response in braille


A blind child's letter to Nintendo has gone viral after the boy received a heartwarming response back from the company, written in braille.

10-year-old Hibiki Sakai from Osaka, Japan, wrote to Nintendo to thank the developer for creating his favourite video game series: Rhythm Heaven.

Hibiki enjoys the rhythm-based games, his father Kentarou explained on Twitter, despite life-saving eye surgery which left him blind since the age of two.

"My son Hibiki is blind and has perfectly cleared every game in the Rhythm Tengoku series, the only games he can play," Hibiki's father Kentarou wrote (thanks, RocketNews). "He sent Nintendo a letter and they actually responded!

"Them sending such a sincere correspondence to just one person is truly divine customer service. Nintendo, we're anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series!"

First, here's Hibiki's letter to Nintendo:

Nintendo's reply to Hibiki was delivered printed on Rhythm Heaven letter paper, with an alternative version printed completely in braille.

Apart from playing Rhythm Heaven, Hibiki enjoys playing the drums. Since his letter he has received invitations to play in local events.

Well done, Nintendo - hopefully Hibiki will get to play a new Rhythm Heaven soon.

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