It got a few views after someone discovered the video and posted it on Reddit...and then more. And then more. And all the while, people started subscribing to Dane's channel.
Here's the video now - with over 200,000 views and with over 30,000 subscribers.
Nowadays, Dane's sitting pretty with more subscribers than he had ever imagined would be possible.
See? There's hope for even the saddest of internet stories.
Except Mack. I love you, Mack.