Who is ready for a feel good Christmas story? This isn’t a story of a kid getting a Red Rider BB gun, but a Wii U is just as cool.
A group of Best Buy employees in Valley Stream, New York decided to surprise one of their customers with a brand new Wii U gaming system. The teen customer would come in several days a week to play Smash Bros. on the store’s Wii U display. While in the store, the employees approached the teen and presented him with a console of his own. The teen hesitated at first, but eventually accepted the gift. According to one employee, who recorded the interaction, the teen was even offered a ride home. The store’s manager was not aware of what happened until after the video went viral. He did state that the teen would visit the store frequently and employees from the Appliances Department came up with the idea.
But of course, there are always Scrooges out there. Once the video went viral, comments flooded the YouTube page. Many of those comments were negative and hateful. Some comments even claimed this was an advertising ploy. Rahiem Storr, responsible for recording the video, said this about the comments:
Whilst people have some horrible opinions about the Best Buy associates I can not begin to express how wrong they actually are. I posted this to show otherwise, can’t tell you how often I give people discounts or children that save money to buy items and come up a few dollars short. We are here to complete people’s lives not take away from it.
Many praised the selfless actions of the employees. The holiday season can bring out the worst in people. Despite that fact, there are still kind souls out there. This story is the perfect example of what can happen when good people act. Thank you to the Best Buy employees for your selfless act. This is what the season is all about.