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GoFundMe Supporting Family of Duke-Beating Hero Nathan Bain Following Hurricane Dorian Has Raised Over $100K

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15:  Leon Gilmore III #3 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks huddles with teammates in the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Tech Red Raiders won 70-60. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The internet can be a truly wonderful place at times.

Following Stephen F. Austin's upset of the Duke Blue Devils this past Tuesday, the internet decided to look deeper into the hero of the game, Nathan Bain, who threw up the winning bucket. After a quick search, some people stumbled across the GoFundMe for his family that lost nearly everything in Hurricane Dorian.

In response, the people of this nation did not disappoint.

Since the upset occurred, the GoFundMe for Bain's family has surpassed its goal of $50k, as the total has reached around $135k. While the internet can often be a darker place, things like this show that there is always light in the darkness. Having people come together for a cause like this is always heartwarming.

Prior to the game, donations were only at $2,008, but minutes after the game concluded, the donations skyrocketed. The world works in mysterious ways.

This really is the magic of sports. After his family lost everything, Bain made the game-winning layup against the No. 1 team in the country, and sports fans across the United States repaid him.