Neat story. Even neater video of the friend giving the kid the book. HuffPost has the story, I'll quote a little, but you can go there and read the rest:
In what resembled a crowd-sourced take on the Make-A-Wish foundation, social news site Reddit has helped make the literary hopes of a young, terminally ill patient come true.
User kivakid created a post asking, "My friend has terminal cancer and may die by June. I’m trying to fulfill one of his last wishes. Is there any way to obtain a copy of a book that hasn’t been released yet?"
The book was an installment of "The War That Came Early," a series by Harry Turtledove, set to release in July of this year...