A video of a Singaporean Twitch streamer stopping her “Valorant” livestream to save her father’s life has gone viral.
TikTok user and influencer Ng Sher Ren posted the 30-second clip on Thursday. The video, which has already garnered over 670,000 views and more than 80,000 likes, starts with a zoom in of a scoreboard and onscreen text that says, “Threw the game but saved my dad’s life.”
Ng is shown playing the first-person shooter game “Valorant” with three teammates before hearing a sound nearby. She then abandons her online match to find out what is wrong, saying, “Wait, wait, my father not feeling well.”
“I’m sorry if you were my teammates,” the onscreen text says at the end of the video.
Ng explained to AsiaOne that her father was struggling to breathe while she was livestreaming on Wednesday. Her father was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after she called the ambulance.
“None of us expected it to be a heart attack as he was just telling us that he is feeling unwell,” she was quoted as saying.
In her video’s caption, Ng explained that her father “had a heart attack… his heart stopped once in the hosp [sic]. His condition is stable now.”
TikTok users commended Ng’s decision to attend to her father – even if that meant losing her match.
“You definitely did not throw the game, you made the wisest decision,” one user wrote, while another said, “Good response time. Some kid out there would have said ‘Its an online game, I can’t pause it.’”