In a refreshing change from the constant threatening holiday scams we’ve been reporting on, comes a breath of fresh air out of a Best Buy in Valley Stream, New York.
It’s always good to hear stories of individuals truly trying to make other people happy, and using the holiday season as the time to do it. Much like the Best Buy employees as noted above, buying a Wii U gaming system for a local teenager who visited every day for almost a year to play Smash Bros. at the store.
On Dec. 7, a video was posted by a YouTube user who claims to be a manager at the Best Buy. In the video, workers approach the teen as he’s sitting at his usual spot, in front of the store’s display model of the console.
“We got you this Wii U so you don’t have to come here every day and play it,” the worker begins, holding the box out for the teen. “No, for real, it’s for you!” he further urges as the teen seems dumbfounded that the crew would do this for him.
The video’s description reads: “This kid came in every single day to play the display Wii U, the employees in this store saw an opportunity to make a child smile and did just that. They chipped in and purchased a Wii U for him with their own money. This is amazing, why shop at Amazon when you have genuine people in this world that you can continue to help keep a job.”
The store’s General Manager confirmed the gift, noting that it was the associates in the Appliances Department came up with the plan to buy the teen the video console.
Kudos to the employees that realized how happy an act like this would make this young man, and to be generous enough to carry it all out. Happy holidays!