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The Top Trending YouTube Video Of 2022 Is Beyond Heartbreaking
In 2022, YouTube didn't create a Rewind video, but it did post a blog that took a trip back through the year. It showcased the most viewed videos in multiple categories like shorts and music videos while also honoring popular creators —- but the most streamed video section ditched the funny moments in favor of remembering one of gaming's most positive forces.
"Minecraft" content creator Technoblade's "so long nerds" video was the top trending video of the year. The video features Technoblade’s father reading a letter the creator wrote before his passing where he thanked fans for supporting him throughout the years, buying merch that would help put his siblings through college, and for making his last years some of his happiest.
After the video first released on June 30, 2022, the gaming community quickly began work to pay tribute to Technoblade. "Minecraft'' revealed a heartfelt tribute that changed the game's launch screen to include Technoblade's signature crowned pig avatar, and YouTube helped raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.