Parents and siblings are rejoicing today after reuniting with missing family members thought lost forever. The popular video game Fortnite powered down Sunday, leaving only a black hole visible on the screen and millions of players confused and unable to log in.
John and Patty Perkins were seated at their kitchen table finishing dinner Sunday, when the basement door opened, and their dazed thirteen-year-old son appeared in the doorway. “Mom, Dad, it’s me, Dylan,” he announced, as Patty rushed to embrace her son.
“We never lost hope. We always knew you were out there somewhere and would come back to us. Come, let me fix you a plate,” Patty said, seating Dylan at the family table, the boy’s arms extending four inches beyond the ends of his shirt sleeves.
Not everyone was greeted with hugs and tears of joy, however. “When I came down from my attic, there was another family living in our house,” said a shaken Justin Cartwright. “If anyone knows where Bill and Diane Cartwright have relocated, please let me know.”
After the official Fortnite Twitter account tweeted out “This is The End”, stunned players around the globe began the process of reintegrating back into society. Some are finding it difficult to adjust to a world that has changed drastically in the last few years.
“Our son has missed a lot of school,” said one father. “He doesn’t know how to drive a car and he’s distraught over missing the end of Game of Thrones. Right now, we’re just taking it one day at a time.”