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'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison writes awesome letter to autistic boy

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 07: Rick Harrison from History's "Pawn Stars" television series appears during a Gold and Silver Road Show at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino August 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Image by Getty Images

'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison writes awesome letter to autistic boy

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 18, 2014

Rick Harrison, a star of the popular "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel, recently sent a totally awesome letter to a young, autistic boy.

According to a Reddit thread, "Little J" is a "huge" fan of the show and talks about it incessantly. His mom encouraged him to write them a letter. He did and offered to sell them his Gameboy for $30.

Mom also wrote a letter explaining that "Little J" is autistic, and asked them to reply. She then mailed the letters and Gameboy.

Not only did Harrison reply, he sent back the Gameboy and $30 and this letter.

"Pawn Stars" features the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. It is operated by Rick Harrison, known as the "Old Man," Rick's son Corey "Big Hoss" Harris and Corey's childhood friend Austin "Chumlee" Russell.

The debuted in July 2009 and is one of the highest-rated shows on cable television.

A parody based on the hit TV show named "Pawn Shop Live!" is opening Jan. 21 at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. The stars of the show were very involved in the development of the show, which is produced by Derek Stonebarger. The stars are expected to make occasional guest appearances along with other celebs such as Flavor Flav, who also lives in Las Vegas.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to