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  • Nash's frequently emotional responses to his fans' donations, which keep the show on the air. Each year, Nash expresses his embarrassment that he must ask for help in paying the ever-increasing license fees; each year, the fans come through well before the episode has even ended, and each year, Nash's response to their generosity is never anything but humbled and sincerely grateful:
    • On 27 June 2011, Nash was explaining that it was nearing time to renew his SoundExchange broadcasting license, with his licensing fees being US$600 yearly. The chatroom raised the necessary funds in under 15 minutes. Nash was visibly shaken with the donations.
    • Nash's December 26, 2011 livecast, Nash kindly asked for viewers to donate to help with his 2012 SoundExchange license fees (keep in mind, he does the livestreams on his own time and at his own expense note ). He was hesitant and made it explicit he didn't like having to ask for money, and made it clear that even if he didn't raise the money, he'd pay out of pocket to keep the show going. He was also worried, as the fees were due earlier than the year before (as above, the 2011 fees were due around July/August, this time it was around February/March), and wasn't sure they'd make it in time, but even so he recommended not worrying about sending any money until the middle of January. At the behest of the chat, he checked the Paypal account roughly 20 minutes after bringing it up...and found that his fans had gotten the $600 in under twenty minutes. Nash was nearly speechless. A couple weeks later he proudly showed the chat the check he was mailing to SoundExchange, thanking them for helping keep the show going.
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    • When Pledge Time 2012 came around, Nash needed $2000 for Sound Exchange fees for 2012, up $600 due to his viewership going up. So he set up a Paypal link. Within five minutes he was yelling STOP because they had raised $2750. Not only did that pay his Sound Exchange fee, but it also paid for the Live 365 service that keeps 24/7 music on his automated web station when the live show isn't on. This is perhaps the fastest recorded time for pledges to meet the target amount in the show's history.
    • By November 9, 2015, the licensing goal had risen to $2,500. Fans had donated $2,700 within less than half an hour after the fundraiser was announced. For a while, Nash simply could not stop laughing. Eventually he had to disable his donation link and beg viewers to stop sending him money. Late arrivals who still expressed a wish to help were directed toward a charity.
  • During the 11 April 2011 episode of Radio Dead Air, Nash wanted to raise $200 for Tara - the co-host of the live version of WTFIWWY - to send her to a convention. He asked the chatroom to, if possible, donate 1 or 2 dollars. They ended up raising nearly $500 in under 30 minutes.
    • A few years later the fans raised $900 in a month to get Tara the equipment to host her own spinoff show about the "Be a Better Criminal" gag, at Nash's persuasion. Though the donations for this later had to get rolled into her medical bills for the infected spider bite, fans were completely understanding and never even complained. The RDA fanbase is just nice.
  • In the Valentine's episode, seeing the picture of Nash's then paramour JesuOtaku on Nash's computer just made this troper smile.
  • Nash received a talking Space Core plush from a fan and spent a lot of one RDA broadcast gleefully showing it off, at one point kneeling down behind his desk to make it look like the Space Core was hosting. He was just so damn *happy*!
    • And then he and Tara had a plushie war with Space Core and Disembodied Orgasm Hippo.
  • On 20 June 2011, Nash announced during Radio Dead Air that a friend of his passed away during the show. A visibly shaken Nash proceeded on with the show, and JesuOtaku, who was there with him, casually gave him a kiss on the cheek.
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  • The RDA 11th anniversary video Derek The Bard put together, shown on August 1st, 2011.
  • At the end of the 9/5/11 live broadcast, Tara talked about the Hippo Lantern Corp and making it into an internet group, a webcomic, etc. And even though Nash was clearly exasperated by more hippo stuff, all he said was a faint, "You... You chase that dream."
  • When Tara was out with a cold, Kyle Kallgren co-hosted, and his title card artist, Ven Gethenian, drew a hippo for Tara as a get well gesture.
  • In the 9/10/12 WTFIWWY Live, guest host Lewis Lovhaug says that Nash was worried that the show would be too "blue" for him. It wasn't, but it's worth noting that Nash tones down his swearing considerably, when Lewis is there.
  • In the 11/05/12 Broadcast, Nash brought up how The Muppets was getting a sequel, and he was glad for it, so that the Muppets would stay a part of every generation. He went on to say "When so many years from now, the sun has burned into a red giant, and we're all leaving the Earth, you're gonna hear 'It's time to say goodbye~'" Many chat members admitted to having started crying.
  • In the episode of WTFIWWY Live first broadcasted on the November 19, 2012, Nash was horrified by a story of a pregnant woman who assaulted her own mother to steal her expensive engagement ring.
    Nash: It's your mom! Man, I would beat someone STUPID if they laid a finger on MY mama!
    • Another episode showed that he has similarly protective affection for his grandmothers.
  • Todd and Nash talking in one episode about how they went from "Hey can you take my picture with *Blank*" to "OMG Can I get a picture with you!"
  • Nash offering an internet hug to Obscurus Lupa after she went through a rough period of events in February 2013.
  • The week of 3/22/2013. Nash had recently hit hard times. He got fired from his job, and JesuOtaku broke up with him. The RDA fans rallied behind their beloved DJ and sent in a wide variety of donations and well-wishes. So much so that Nash actually will run a TWELVE HOUR MARATHON STREAM WITH VARIOUS TGWTG GUESTS set up via Twitter to thank the fans. It honestly made this troper cry Manly Tears. The kicker? He found an interview for another job after ONE DAY OF LOOKING.
  • Here There Be Dragons. "Krull". "You've never truly failed until you've stopped trying."
  • Recently, Nash's father died. Fans and friends responded with a huge outpouring of love and support.
  • Nash's last line on his entry about things he learned while in Canada (for Con Bravo): "My friends love me."
  • In a recent episode, Nash showed the stream some fanmail sent to Tara from a teenaged fan. Tara was overjoyed (and slightly scared that 14-year-olds were watching the show).
  • Just... all of Nash's Here There Be Dragons review of The Last Unicorn. Even Space Guy's affected by the movie.
  • During a livestream of Lego Marvel Heroes, Nash was so frickin' happy whenever he played as The Hulk.
  • On Twitter, he declared that he wouldn't make fun of fanfic writers and artists for his own amusement, later said on Tumblr that fanfic writers should not be mocked and derided for daring to write something unusual, and told the fanwriters and fanartists that they could write or draw anything they liked about him and he wouldn't care (Although Nash did say once that he didn't like being in NC-17 rated works). This from a man who, by his own admission, doesn't like the fanfic.
  • In the March 29th episode, it was revealed that Tara had adopted a new kitty. The chat was briefly united in Squeeing.
  • It's usually agreed that Nash is tied with Lewis in probably having the nicest fanbase on the entire site.
  • In the Here There Be Dragons Highlander review, he approaches his fellow reviewer about reviewing Highlander. When Malcolm starts sobbing, the Critic actually gets angry at Nash tells him to take a hike.
  • On the "Come On Baby, "Like" My Fire" episode, the reactions of Nash and his guests on the story about Congress attacking Laverne Cox's page on The Other Wiki. They all cringed at the vitriol and called Laverne Cox by her preferred pronouns. It might not seem like much but for a Transgender person having people defend a Transwoman means a lot.
  • More from a Story on 9/7/15; When a Teenage Girl did a false triplet pregnancy, the Story reads that her Sixteen Year Old Boy Friend expressed that he began looking for work, as best he could, to support his partner and their children. Nash & Tara give a lot of praise to him, for trying to step up and do the right thing.
  • As of (at least) 12/29/15, Dan and Tara are engaged.
  • Now Nash has a kitten: Tech Q&A 16/01/2016
    • Any of Nash's interactions with his cat Grady turn into this. Even when he gives the cat a hard time for its behavior, it's clear he loves Grady and wouldn't trade him for the world.
    • Made even more heartwarming with Grady warming up to Nash. What starts as a skittish and rattled kitten that does not like being held is now a purring mass of floof that, while still silly, turns to putty (ragdoll) when held by Nash, so much so that he usually likes pressing his head into Nash's arm or hand, as if hiding, when he gets comfy.
    • These days a short portion of RDA (usually just before WTFIWWY) is dedicated to showing off Grady to the fans. The informal name for this segment is "Radio Cat Hair."
      • Similar short moments happen during Nash's gaming streams, occasionally provoking Nash to quip that he ought to just do a whole stream of him sitting and petting Grady if it weren't for the fact the chat (being on Twitch and all) would be bored to tears by it. The chat tends to whole-heartedly disagree with Nash's assessment, frequently noting they'd tune in to watch Grady get petted and just shoot the breeze with Nash.
  • 10/03/16: Tara and Dan are now married.
  • In general, Nash and Tara are not very tolerant of people who mistreat or harm children in any way. Specific examples include: a girl being sent home because of her "distracting" red hair (which Tara in particular took offense to), a man who slapped a toddler on an airplane because it was crying (with Nash and Tara cheering that the man got jail time for it), a teen suspended and reprimanded by school officials for posting evidence of dangerously unhygienic conditions in her school bathroom, and a guy who robbed two girls running a lemonade stand after they gave him free lemonade (with Tara pointing out that even other jail inmates would not think highly of this).
  • During their 2015 "Hookerween" special, Nash and Tara express disgust at over-sexualized Halloween costumes for younger girls, with Nash even showing the difference between a regular-looking boy's cop costume and the frilly-skirted, long-booted girl's cop costume.
  • On the January 28th episode of WTFIWWY (titled "Dance Like No One Wants to Watch"), the topic of cat shows is brought up by Tara and she jokes that Grady could do cat shows. Nash's response is so sweet. "That's alright, I didn't want a show cat, I wanted a pet. I wanted a buddy." Aww.
  • On the June 3rd, 2019 episode of WTFIWWY Live, Nash uses a story to encourage parents watching to talking to their kids saying to tell said kids "I'd rather find out you're stupid than have you dead." This is weirdly heartwarming.
  • Nash couldn't do a show for two weeks after July 30th, due to getting horribly sick from con crud. He spends the intro to the August 13th episode of WTFIWWY "TV Head Is Coming to Town" telling Tara and Dan how Loki kept bringing him his dog toys, stocking them into a pile, like the big doofy black labrador was saying "Here, those cheer me up when I'm feeling low, maybe it'll work for you."
  • On the May 25th, 2020 episode of RDA, Nash took a little time to talk about the death of Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura, a fan of RDA who'd tragically committed suicide several days earlier after months of cyberbullying. Nash put considerable emphasis on how being a dick to people online over things like a reality TV show is not OK, and offered his condolences to Hana's family.
  • Whenever Tara reminds Nash that he was so scared Grady wasn't gonna like him. Because every time she says that, Grady is curled up in Nash's arms and sleeping.