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Content creator's support elevated 'old biker dude' to overnight fame and transformed his life

A bike lover and retired old man were making videos on YouTube with barely any views until a kind stranger helped him promote his channel and shot him to fame.

Content creator's support elevated 'old biker dude' to overnight fame and transformed his life
Cover Image Source: YouTube | Old Biker Dude

The power of random acts of kindness and human compassion to spark incredible transformations in people's lives is beautifully demonstrated by Cole Caetano. Caetano—who goes by @karvetv on TikTok—is a renowned content creator recognized for his support and promotion of lesser-known YouTubers and Twitch streamers, showcases how a simple gesture can make a world of difference. In this heartwarming instance, Caetano stumbles upon a retired biker who had embarked on a new venture—his own YouTube channel named 'Old Biker Dude.' Despite his efforts, the channel was struggling to garner views and subscribers, until his intervention took the situation in a heartwarming direction.

Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv
Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv

The retired old biker named Emmett Delaney had only 124 subscribers before he stepped in to promote him on his own TikTok profile. The video swiftly went viral receiving over 4 million views. The overlay texts on Cole's video told his audience how this "sweetest grandpa" was showcasing off-grid motorcycle rides, camping, cooking, fishing and storytelling in his videos while sharing his passion for travel and nature. He asked his followers if they can help him change Emmett's life. The good news is they did help Caetano turn Delaney's life around.

Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv
Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv

His channel skyrocketed in no time, gaining him almost 300,000 subscribers as of August 2023, which shocked the man at first. However, he eventually discovered that it was Caetano's video that helped him boost his little YouTube channel. He made a follow-up video where he included footage of Delaney thanking everyone for what they have done for him. Cole even launched a GoFundMe on his behalf and further shared little-known details about the old man's life.



 

He wrote on the GoFundMe description that Delaney was suffering from congestive heart failure which has forced him to retire and file for bankruptcy. He was on a journey to see as much as he can because he was not sure how long he would survive. He eventually started his YouTube channel to share his passion with the world but he barely had an audience. He got in touch with him and realized he was keeping a brave face despite going through a tough time. "Nobody knew how badly he needed this right now. I'm literally in tears," Delaney told him during their chat.


 
 
 
 
 
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He urged people to come forward and help change Delaney's life as all the funding will go directly to him, helping the Old Biker Dude turn his life around from being bankrupt. The amount will also help him live his dreams of being a biker, enjoying nature and spreading love to the world through Youtube. Even since then, Emmett has started his own TikTok page and has thanked every kind soul who reached out to help him make his YouTube dream successful.

People were touched by his initiative to help Delaney and countless other struggling and elderly content creators like him and they flooded the comment section of his viral video with positive words.

Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv
Image Source: TikTok | @karvetv

@vrzx75 wrote, "I’m glad someone uses their power as a content creator to help other content creators." @hailey.hay_ commented, "I subscribed to him and he is just living his best life, keep going." @slut.4.wh1skey got emotional and added: "This made me cry. My mother has congestive heart failure this hit really close." Emmett also wants to use his platform to fight child and human trafficking.



 

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