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Reading Rainbow host, Star Trek and Roots star, and wonderful human LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter yesterday to bring back the groundbreaking kids’ literacy show as an enormous online library of interactive books and video field trips. In 11 hours, he reached his $1 million goal, and surpassed the $2 million mark Thursday afternoon as thousands of dollars rolled in with each passing second. The project has nearly 45,000 backers and many of the highest-ticket packages have already sold out.

He hosted a Reddit AMA, and fans used the opportunity to let Burton know how much he meant to their early lives, making for a record-setting AMA in the heart-swelling department (and probably goosing his Kickstarter campaign to boot).

This Touching story continues here…