9-year-old Sarasota boy wins a Tesla from YouTube personality MrBeast

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 11:06 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota 9-year-old recently won a custom-wrapped Tesla from YouTube personality MrBeast.

“He said, ‘Alexander Hedge you are the winner of a brand new Tesla,’” said Alexander’s father, Thomas Hedges. “We were completely astonished and in disbelief.”

The process all started when hedges were watching a YouTube video back in June when he asked his father to purchase a MrBeast T-shirt, part of a promotion where buyers would be listed as an executive producer on MrBeast’s next video.

After seeing Alexander’s name on the video, the Hedges family did not even watch the end of the video, which hid a surprise. One of Alexander’s friends broke the news to him.

“We’re at Culver’s with some friends and one of Alexanders friends said I saw that video and you guys won a car,” said Thomas Hedges.

Alexander, who can’t drive for another seven years, says looking at it brings him joy.

“Whenever I see the car, I just smile,” he said. “The coolest thing is how everything is electric, because I don’t even know how they make them.”

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