Google Fiber: Nick’s First Pitch


Mike: He-he’s at the age where he goes to
bed at night and dreams of baseball. Baseball Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen,
the honorary first pitch will be thrown out by Nick LaGrande! Mike: Nick, he was born with fire in his eyes.
He’s just a little pistol. Shari: He had like a little motor pack put
on his back. Mike: [Laughs] He was an exceptionally energetic child. Shari: Oh absolutely. Interviewer: What is it about baseball that
you like so much? Nick: I like everything about it. I don’t
know what I don’t like… I don’t like sitting on the bench. Mike: He looked like a little professional
player out there. When he would wind up pitching and all.
Shari: Oh people would come up and be like he looks like a professional baseball player.
Mike: I mean he just had the Shari: That build. Nick: I pitched a no hitter.
Interviewer: And, what was that like? Nick: Awesome. Nick : It took about like three weeks to figure
out what I had. And then they said it was aplastic anemia severe. It’s a blood disorder that
doesn’t let your bone marrow build up. Shari: I’ve only seen him cry one time throughout this whole deal, and that was when we were in the hospital. Shari: And the doctors come in, and he goes,
“well, am I going to be able to play baseball?” Shari: And the doctor goes, “no, I don’t
think you’re going to be playing baseball this year.” Shari: And he just lost it. He just started
crying. You know, the doctors didn’t know how much he loves baseball. And I know that
was just going to take a big chunk of his spirit. Announcer: Get ready to witness
major league history. Announcer: Tonight at the Coliseum —
the honorary first pitch will be thrown out from over 1800 miles away
by 13 year old, Nick LaGrande. Ryan Cook: That a boy Nick, pretty good arm
there bud. Congratulations. You’re in the big leagues. Announcer: And a heartwarming story from
last night’s Yankees-Oakland game Announcer: Oh what a memorable start to the
A’s Yankees game in Oakland Announcer: The 13-year-old was kept in the dark
until he arrived here at the Google Fiber space Announcer: Connected from over 1800 miles
away, Nick is right there in Oakland. Announcer: A young baseball fan got to do
something no one’s ever done before. Announcer: The first telerobotic first pitch in
baseball history – how cool is that. Mike: You know when you get something like
this handed to you, you feel special. And I think that it’s gonna, that specialness
is gonna stay with him for a long long time. Hopefully life long. I think it’s going
to be medicine! I think it’s going to be maybe as important as some of the medicines
he’s taking.

96 thoughts on “Google Fiber: Nick’s First Pitch

  • September 27, 2013 at 10:20 am
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    Thakyou Google 🙂
    And Way to go Nick..
    Cheers buddy ..

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  • September 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm
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    Great story!

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  • September 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm
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    Really English is a beautiful language. However, my ECL is low. So, I have to study day by day. I need to know this language because I study computer. Besides, I love it.

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  • September 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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    Happy Birthday Google, 15 today!

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  • September 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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    Increible!!!

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  • September 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm
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    i nearly lost it there :'(

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  • September 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm
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    You are like the fire 🙂

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  • September 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm
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    hello my name is jorge my 3youtube videos channel are. jorgemelendez71able. jorgemelendez71 and jorge melendez

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  • September 29, 2013 at 3:26 am
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    This is the reason I will always be a fan of Google as a company. Bravo, Google…..Bravo.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    0:43 is kurt cobain if he was still alive

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  • October 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm
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    Heartbreaking!! Hang tough Nick

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm
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    Google plus sucks ass

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  • October 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm
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    This video is touching

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  • October 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm
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    Assisti o video e me emocionei, pena que não falo Inglês. Deveria traduzir para o Português. Só não sei se ele morreu?

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  • October 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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    Kansas City!!!!

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  • October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm
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    Punjibi news Indian

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  • October 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm
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    Abed u no gn NJ lol

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  • October 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm
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    That is cool

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  • October 6, 2013 at 3:19 am
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    Please come to Canada! We can't stand those robbings anymore!!!

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  • October 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm
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    Is it only me or this video is broken cozz i cant't hear a thing

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  • October 7, 2013 at 2:28 am
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    ? Well I'll have you know my first smartphone will be an Android, so if you thought I was a fanboy, I'm not. Oh and seriously? You felt so good about yourself that you felt you had to reply? Clearly no one cared about my comment. You just want to give yourself more likes.

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  • October 7, 2013 at 2:55 am
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    GOOGLE STOP MAKING ME CRY WHEN I WATCH YOUR VIDEOS

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  • October 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm
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    Ap ko kya sa laga

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  • October 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm
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    He was in large crowds lol

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  • October 8, 2013 at 2:27 am
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    I like to punish myself as I smell my farts.

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  • October 8, 2013 at 3:42 am
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    What? I don't even… and I don't watch My Little Pony, in case you were wondering…

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  • October 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm
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    :') Wow! Google you made me cry.

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  • October 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm
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    How the hell isn't this viral?

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  • October 12, 2013 at 2:12 am
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    Google cares.

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  • October 12, 2013 at 7:13 am
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    Try not to cry…. Lay down…… Cry a lot

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  • October 13, 2013 at 4:54 am
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    Man tears. They have been shed.

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  • October 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm
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    o my god im so sad right now

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  • October 14, 2013 at 12:43 am
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    This is sad

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  • October 14, 2013 at 11:25 am
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    They trot out some kid with cancer, who they never would have talked to otherwise, in order to get eyes on their product. LOL

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  • October 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm
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    Wow what an awesome story! Dreams do really come true.

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  • October 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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    This makes me happy

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  • October 15, 2013 at 4:40 am
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    Good job!

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  • October 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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    first world problems

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  • October 17, 2013 at 6:31 am
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    This…is touching :')

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  • October 18, 2013 at 1:59 am
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    Google is old enough to be my friend o-o

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  • October 18, 2013 at 4:54 am
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    way to make me shed a tear

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  • October 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm
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    Nick is going to be mentioned in history books of the future

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  • October 19, 2013 at 8:43 am
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    Nick , God bless you! Lecia

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  • October 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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    Amazing thoughts really

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  • October 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm
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    Aplastic Anemia. thats how my cousin died.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm
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    Great! Kansas City! How about America now?!

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  • November 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm
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    :'-)

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  • November 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    The only thing in common between Google fiber and this video is the title

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  • November 29, 2013 at 6:05 am
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    Give us the old commenting system back
    Fuck google
    #Fuckgoogle+
    #Fuckgoogle

    Give us the old commenting system back
    Fuck google
    #Fuckgoogle+
    #Fuckgoogle

    Give us the old commenting system back
    Fuck google
    #Fuckgoogle+
    #Fuckgoogle

    Give us the old commenting system back
    Fuck google
    #Fuckgoogle+
    #Fuckgoogle

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  • December 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm
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    The people who disliked this video have no soul.

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  • January 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm
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    You go Nick!! Thanks Google!!

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  • February 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm
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    Necesito,muchas,cosas

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  • February 7, 2014 at 5:24 am
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    I don't see how this has anything to do with the internet.

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  • February 17, 2014 at 8:49 am
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    That's why we all love technology and Yeah ! to Google too !

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  • February 27, 2014 at 5:55 am
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    How in the world do 201 people dislike this!!?!?!  Terrorists maybe?  This is incredible.

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  • March 30, 2014 at 10:15 am
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    Its very amazing i love Google

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  • April 7, 2014 at 9:25 am
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    Google doing great stuff like this.. Is the reason why I love @Google
    #bethematch #fiber

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  • April 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm
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    that was amazing

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  • May 16, 2014 at 12:15 am
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    Great job Nick

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  • May 19, 2014 at 1:26 am
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    I went to school with this kid

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  • June 20, 2014 at 3:51 am
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    Nice job google!

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  • July 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm
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    i cri evry tim…

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  • July 20, 2014 at 2:06 am
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    Darude – Sandstorm

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  • July 28, 2014 at 5:19 am
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    Google, I didn't sign up for this feel-trip.

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  • August 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm
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    U are the best in the world I I courage u

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  • August 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm
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    nice

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  • September 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm
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    Hallo frernds

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  • September 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm
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    Should be "Nick's First First Pitch"

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  • September 14, 2014 at 10:58 am
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    this is why i like google they help people

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  • September 27, 2014 at 3:04 am
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    Google is heaven
    Apple is the devil

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  • September 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm
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    now nick can watch even more porn

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  • October 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm
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    I just love how I won't cry over anything, but this had me in tears…..

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  • December 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm
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    Google- We are nice innovative people who want to revolutionize technology
    Apple- We are assholes who love money

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  • May 23, 2015 at 10:09 am
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    any updates on nick?

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  • June 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    Awesome. Nice job Google.

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  • February 17, 2016 at 6:28 am
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    Just got to dab these feeling away.

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  • October 3, 2016 at 5:10 am
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    Normal story
    Someone really good at something
    Next thing you know he's diagnosed with something
    Doctor says something
    Mom and dad cry
    Someone helps then dies soon I guess

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  • December 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm
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    I wonder why google didn't disable the comments
    people have n
    No soul

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  • March 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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    Love this video.  A good video is one that makes me care.  It makes me believe in the dreams of others. It brings out the FIGHT in me!  I read a quote today that says "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I'm changing the things I cannot accept."  I've got the Gift of Greater in me.  Ask me.

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  • March 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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    My names nick

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  • March 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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    GOOGLE U DESERVE TO BE THE GREAT !!!!! :')

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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    Great job Nick ⚾
    @ 3:45

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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    0:14

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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    ⚾Any up dates on Nick?⚾

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  • April 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    WAY TO GO!

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  • April 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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    i have 6mbps so when i go round a friends house and they have 20mbps its luxurious but they think the internet is bad. another friend has such good internet that when its at 20mbps he moans about it. i have 6mbps and i think thats normal. forst world problems are annoying. even reading 20mbps make me happy.

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  • April 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    3100500127321

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  • May 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Google is awesome.

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  • June 16, 2017 at 11:25 am
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    that is so sad…
    i hate apple…
    i love google…
    google is key to bring peace
    give cash to be the match to help

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  • June 20, 2017 at 4:33 am
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    thats where i live

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  • December 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    Wait, Google Fiber isn't a joke?

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  • October 30, 2018 at 12:48 am
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    I am so HAPPY and VERY Excited for YOU. ! ! ! I will keep you in my PRAYERS………..

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