This Youtubeur was far from imagining the incredible machine that was set in motion when he announced on the networks that his precious van had been stolen. Social networks are often singled out for their “toxicity”, but his story bears witness to the mutual aid that can unite the members of a community.
On March 1, 2023, Ludwig had his van stolen, an iconic Subaru Sambar which he had imported from Japan at great expense. This famous Youtuber immediately shared his emotion on Twitter and on the networks. He had stored his van in a warehouse in Los Angeles to protect it from the torrential rains that fell on the City of Angels this week.
A thief took advantage of the storm and the fact that the electricity is cut in the garage to seize the vehicle. Although not a collector’s car, Ludwig had imported it from the Land of the Rising Sun for the modest sum of $7,000, it had great sentimental value. The community was sensitive to his call. On YouTube, like on Twitter and Reddit, members started sharing information.
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The Community Found This Youtuber’s Stolen Car In Two Days
It took less than two days to find the stolen vehicle. Ludwig had certainly asked his subscribers to share any information if they saw anything, but he was probably far from imagining the extent of the chain of solidarity that had been created to come to his rescue. All over the web, people exchanged informationmemes and videos to relay Ludwig’s story.
His friend Anthony “Slime” Bruno combs the city streets and spots the van. To his surprise, a man was sitting behind the wheel of the stationary Subaru. The thief first demands $10,000 to return the car, then flees. Ludwig can thank his community, and the Internet, without which he could have given up on his property.