Hats off (See what I did there?) to the folks at Valve and the generous gamers that play Team Fortress 2. Over the course of two weeks they raised a whopping $430,543.65 for the Japanese disaster relief fund through sales of in game hats from the Mann Co Store.
Say what you will about the futility of digital hats, but when it comes down to it they get the job done, and look stylish while doing it.
Thank you to all of the kind gamers out there that participated in the charity event, things like this make me even more proud to be a gamer.