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  • Jon gushing (to use his own words) over Donkey Kong '94, talking about why he finds the game to be underrated nowadays, how it introduced lots of iconic things into the Mario universe, and how he found it so amazing as a kid.
    • His commentary during the credits, where he thanks his audience for enjoying the game with him.
  • Jon returns to one final Mario Romhack despite him officially having ended them years ago, "Notte Luminosa"; his reason for doing so? It's the last wish of the mod maker, who's dying of leukemia.
    • It was later revealed that the creator actually lied about the leukemia, but it was still a nice gesture on Jon's part, and he still had links to donations for people who are actually dying of cancer.
    • Better still: When Yanama posted a video on YouTube regarding the incident and where his head was at the time, Jon personally congratulated him for it:
      I'm glad to hear you're getting help and that you're aware of everything that happened. More than anything, I hope that you use this situation to better yourself and become a stronger person, and by the fact that you did this video, it shows you're already on your way.
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  • On one of NintendoCapriSun's BreakingNCS videos, a comment war suddenly started up about whether Chuggaaconroy or NCS was the better Let's Player. After the fight started to go too far, Jon left this comment on the video:
    ProtonJon: Guys, both Tim and Emile have gone through a lot of shit in their lives, and both have found success and enjoyment in LPing. I understand not liking someone's LP's or thinking one person's a better LPer, that's having an opinion, but saying you hate the actual person when you've never met themselves seems kind of ridiculous, don't you think? All you see through LP's is a filtered version of a person, you don't know everything about them.
  • One for the fans of Jon's Twitch Streams. They flooded ScrewAttack's Twitch Channel chat with overwhelming support for Jon in the Iron Man Of Gaming competition, so much that it looked like one of his streams rather than ScrewAttack's.
  • In one of Jon's streams, a fan mentions that he was going to kill himself, but watching Jon's stream helped him to calm down. Jon tells the fan to seek help, and even offers to send him a message with a number to call.
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    • Jon regularly receives donations from people like the above fan who claim that watching his videos and streams singlehandedly cheered them up enough to keep going through hard times. Although, how many of those people were suicidal, if any, is unclear.
    • Another fan said she was going to have knee surgery soon. Jon and company wish her luck and assure her that she will be fine.
  • In part 8 of his Yoshi's Island LP, he accidentally makes a self-deprecation suicide joke. He immediately apologizes and even adds in post that if you suffer from suicidal thoughts, you should talk to someone about it to help.
  • Now that Jon and Lucah are an official couple, you'll occasionally find pictures on one or the other's twitters in photos together, and they come across as Sickeningly Sweethearts.
    • On at least one occasion they purposely came across this way specifically to make everyone sick. It's a match made in Troll Heaven.
    • Now as of Sept. 2, 2017, they're engaged.
    • Then they finally tied the knot on September 28, 2018.
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  • The speech Jon makes at the end of the "Fortune Cookie: One Last Hurrah Edition" stream, the last one in the apartment he was living in. He talks about how he's been there for the last two years and thanks the chat for sticking around with him and supporting him as he focused more on streaming and talking about the good memories he's had while living there.
  • Enemene's donation comic in the "Fortune Cookie: The Search for More Subtitles Edition" in which she says how much Jon and the community have helped her overcome her depression and not to worry about the "Where's Superman?" or "Chugga is better" trolls because his work makes a real difference to the fans.
  • In Fortune Cookie: The Eve of Poker-pocalypse, after one of Jon's viewers says his dog has just died of old age (which soon becomes the saddest Running Gag ever as many more viewers donate to say their dogs have also died recently), Jon gives a speech about how at least if your dog has died of old age you have spent more time with them than many people, and you should cherish those memories.
  • In Game Show Night / Sub Night Lite, various mods of Jon's streams got together and recorded a message congratulating him on 1000 hours of streaming. Jon was speechless.
  • Jon and Lucah adopt a kitten who had lost an eye from physical trauma, as revealed in a Fortune Cookie stream.
  • The overwhelming love of the community is shown to Jon as the Eggheads sang Merry Christmas in harmonious timing.
  • When Jon attempts to beat the original Punch-Out (which he's not very familiar with), the speedrun world-record holder for the game, SummoningSalt, happens to be in the chat and is invited to the call. It turns out that he and Jon were unwittingly fans of each other, as Jon follows a channel he makes about the history of speedrunning.
  • TallManStan's mind-blowingly amazing cover of "House of the Rising Sun" in "Fortune Cookie: Time to Press Buttons Edition", which manages to be a Jon-themed parody of the song that still manages to retain the source material's somber mood thanks to Stan's then-unheard of proficiency at singing and guitar-playing, and Jon's monologue right after about how he feels that he's getting more love from his audience than he feels he deserves; overall, it's a very moving moment.
    • His speech towards the end of the stream counts also: he reveals he had been debating leaving YouTube because he simply hadn't been feeling it. Right afterwards, he reassures the chat that he's not leaving:
      Jon: You guys just somehow keep fucking... finding ways to, like, recharge my batteries and just make me keep wanna doing it. (...) Thanks. That's all I can say. I'm not gonna give up.
  • When Bagel had to be taken in for dental surgery, Jon started a cat-themed stream and planned to take any donations towards the surgery bill. The cost of the bill was absolutely steamrolled in no time, of course, and Jon and Lucah decided to donate the extra money to the foundation they adopted Bagel from.
  • As of September 2017, Jon and Lucah have officially gotten engaged!
  • During the Mario Golf Game Sharks challenge then fortune cookie stream, to celebrate Jon & Lucah's engagement, Stan posts an original song he wrote. The chat is filled with Proton thump emotes, as they believe it to be beautiful.
  • In Fortune Cookie: Christmas Cookie Edition, a number of fans made a Holiday Album for Jon
  • In Fortune Cookie: Thrown to the Hounds Edition, The winner of one round was a very insensitive game named Squishy the Suicidal Pig. Jon quickly ended his play session when he saw how uncomfortable chat was with the game, and spent the following Intermission after it was Impeached going into suicide prevention mode. He even went as far as to remove the game from the Cookie entirely.
  • As mentioned on the TearJerker page, Jon and chat were heartbroken to find out about BlueChoco's untimely death from surgical complications. When the news was made public, Jon's Discord server essentially became a giant vigil, with people sharing stories about chatting with him over servers, sending prayers and condolences to Choco's family, and spamming the protonRaid emote in a gun salute. The stream ended with one of the strongest raids Jon had ever seen, and the raid message? #ThisOnesForBlueChoco
    • Since the writing of this post, there have been 18 pages of condolences on BlueChoco's memorial page, a flower gift sent by Jon, and dozens of Chocobo fan art on Jon's Twitter Feed and the subscriber Discord.
  • After an incident where Jon lost his cool at a member of chat (who was then banned), Jon calmed down, apologized, asked the mods to unban the person, and continued the stream as normal. In light of the situation, Jon took a week-long break from streaming. When he came back, he revealed he and the user had made up completely.
  • In one stream a fan submits a video about how thankful they are for Jon making them laugh and not making fun of people that are different from him helped them get through college and that they possibly wouldn't be still today if not for that. Jon says he's thankful to hear messages like that but yet because of his own issues has a hard time truly taking it in. Many in chat came with kind words to both the fan and Jon.
  • The last cookie of "Fortune Cookie: Happy Birthday Waluigi Edition" consists entirely of terrible games. Jon is resigned to having to play one, especially considering the chat usually votes for bad games, but when Tom Fawkes decides to show mercy by picking a good game, Yakuza Zero, as his mod choice, the chat unexpectedly votes for it. Jon spends the rest of the stream gushing about how much he loves the game in question and encouraging the chat to seek it out.
  • The carnage that is the first break of "Fortune Cookie: Last Stream Before Wedding/Honeymoon Edition". during which chat donates 200+ gift subs. This ends up not only breaking Jon, but also the Bit Boss.
    • By the end of the stream, over 1000 subscriptions were given, unlocking 6 new emotes.
  • On September 28, 2018, Jon and Lucah are now Happily Married.
  • On the first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, one of the finalists net connection was causing an immense amount of lag, for which Jon apologized to everyone for it being the final. To give everyone "the final they deserved", Ragnorak (Sariya) dropped out of the tournament and allowed the others to square off in a much faster fight. Feeling bad that they 'had' to do so, Jon offered to give them a free Steam game, which they declined. The winner of the tournament, metwars, instead gave Ragnorak a copy of Sonic Mania that was given as a bonus prize.
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