Father of My Childhood is a video tribute to Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the Legend of Zelda series, which was created by Jarek Matthew Jones, owner and operator of Wyld Stallyns Games.  He created the video for the 25th anniversary of Zelda as a way of showing his appreciation for all that Miyamoto’s games have meant to him. With visual clips from across the Zelda franchise, Jarek paints a vivid picture of how these games have made him the man he is today.

This video honestly stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it. What a wonderful tribute to a man and a story that has meant so much to so many people across the globe. This video struck a chord with me as it has with many others; over 18,000 hits and still climbing daily. Well done boys! Every word, every crescendo sends a chill up my spine.

Video and more thoughts after the jump:

For many of us, The Legend of Zelda is much more than just a game. It is a story about destiny; about love and about friendship. It is about the courage to stand up and do what is right, and when I hear a song like this, I can not help but feel the writer’s passion come blazing through. And passion, my friends, is a wonderful thing and should be embraced. Don’t ever be embarrassed about something you’re passionate for. It is the things that move us, like this story, that make us who we are, and that is what this song is all about.

To Jarek Matthew Jones, Kyle Strickler and Ryan Reyes, I raise my glass to you. You have created something beautiful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing that beauty with those of us that share in your passions.

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