Steve Harvey Floored When Game Show Contestant Breaks Down After Winning Massive Sum

During his years of hosting ‘Family Feud,’ Steve Harvey has had a number of memorable experiences. The show’s survey style questions can inspire some rather unusual answers from contestants, and some of the families that sign up to compete are chock full of characters.

While there’s plenty of hilarious incidents that stick in the minds of the show’s loyal viewers, there was one moment in particular that really struck a chord with Harvey.

As Spotlight Stories shares, Harvey recently recounted the story of a man that was so determined to win some cash that he appeared to be more nervous than any contestant that he had come across since he started hosting the show.

Harvey has been hosting the Feud since 2010, so we’re talking about a ton of contestants. The man was so worked up that he was sweating profusely, and it got to the point that producers had to have the man change his shirt.

Oftentimes on the show, a gag pops up that becomes a recurring theme throughout the broadcast. Harvey considered using the man’s nervousness and profuse sweating as a running joke, but he thought better of it.

He suspected there was something else going on here, and he didn’t want to open up that can of worms without knowing for sure. His instincts proved to be right on the money.

As Harvey explains, the man eventually won a rather large sum of money, and then something startling happened.

“He had played three days and they didn’t win the money, and he was just a wreck,” he explained.

The man and his family would go on to win $20,000 on the third day, and the grateful man had a complete meltdown. He collapsed, and he just couldn’t stop sobbing.

“He just fell on his knees, and he wouldn’t stop crying,” Harvey continued.

Harvey knew something was up, and he was finally able to get the man to open up after he composed himself.

“Steve, I’m terminally ill. I’ve got three months to live, and because of my illness, I can’t get insurance. I need this money for my family,” the man explained.

Harvey was completely taken aback for a number of reasons. For starters, he admired the man’s determination in the face of unfathomable circumstances. Beyond that, it was startling to learn that the man was suffering from a terminal illness.

Such news can immediately knock the wind out of the sails of the jovial atmosphere that normally surrounds the Feud, but the consummate pro kept it together and made sure the episode went off without a hitch.

After things wrapped up, Harvey knew that he wanted to do even more to help the man out. He would go on to give him an additional $25,000, and the man’s spirits brightened even further. The man walked out of the show having exceeded his goal, and you can bet the funds will go a long way towards helping him and his family during this incredibly trying time.

While his health and well-being obviously come before all at this point in time, having the financial stress taken off of the plate can make a world of difference for those that are dealing with incredibly challenging circumstances.

Source: Spotlight Stories
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