The bond between a streamer and his community can sometimes only be matched or surpassed by the bond of a family. And today, NICKMERCS welcomed his followers into the fold by announcing that he and his wife are expecting a child.
Mercs shared a photo of a heart made out of flowers with an ultrasound photo in the center, along with a baby shirt, prior to his stream today on Twitter.
The soon-to-be father was bursting with a level of excitement that is unusual for him given his typically high energy levels. Mercs expressed his gratitude to those who have congratulated him, and received an infectious smile that only news such as this can bring.
BabyMercs will be released soon! pic.twitter.com/pzmeInsUIY
He said it's tricky to even take it all in. The phone has been going nonstop until I see all of you guys' support on a community front, and I'm just overwhelmed with love and support.
Nicks followers are also quick to joke about their support, and it didn't take long for people to begin praising him for naming the child after the Mercs editor Gary.
He said we were not naming him fucking Gary. I saw maybe 15 messages. Garys not happening, man. Thats not fucking happening. So nip that shit in the bud. Im not talking names with you guys.
The highlight of Mercs' announcement was a video of his wife surprising him to tell him she was pregnant. During the video that she recorded using a hidden camera, Mercs opened a gift with various items inside it, and once he saw the tests confirming her pregnancy, he was immediately stunned.
Wife got my ass good had no clue I was on the cam! But hey guys, thanks for sharing today's news, it means a lot to me. GONNA BE A DAD!! http://www.twitter.com/2DzbKvT0Mf
My wife got my ass good, he posted. I had no clue I was on the cam.