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7-Year Old Lets Uncle Win in Video Game

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Seven year old Kacey Logan let her uncle beat her in a round of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at a family party to make sure he felt special. 

The precious scene took place at the Logan family’s annual holiday party, where 39-year old Mike Logan, commonly referred to as “Uncle Mikey,” suggested that the two play a video game together. Worried that her uncle would become cranky after losing, Kacey decided to intentionally throw a round of Mario Kart, figuring that it would be an opportunity to model what good sportsmanship looks like.

“I thought it might be a valuable teaching moment,” Kacey Logan explained. “I let him use my Pro controller while I played with a single Joy-Con. Even then, I had to keep skidding off the road so he could catch up to me, and he only passed me at the last second because I went out of my way to hit a banana peel. I don’t really care about winning or losing, it’s important to help adults build their self-confidence at that age, though.”

Uncle Mikey spent the rest of the evening gloating about his win, telling everyone how precious it was that Kacey thought she could play games. He also explained his winning strategy, which involved slowing down ahead of every single turn to maintain control of the vehicle.

“She is just a riot,” he laughed. “She thinks she knows how to drive! She doesn’t even realize that it’s a bad sign when sparks start appearing under your tires! Gosh, I sure hope I’m off the road by the time she starts Driver’s Ed.”

The tables turned later that night, when the two decided to play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe, completely baffling Kacey as she failed to grasp the game’s mechanics.

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