A few store associates of a Best Buy located in Valley Stream, New York, gifted a Wii U to a teenager who came to the store to play Smash Bros. on the display version of the console on most of the days.
The kid was caught by absolute surprise after the beautiful gesture by the store’s staff and they had to convince him that the Wii U was really his.
One of the Best Buy staff named Rahiem Storr uploaded a video of the whole incident on YouTube.
The description of the video 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 surprise was actually planned by some of the associates from the Appliances Department and even the General Manager of the store was unaware of the plan. He came to know about this incident only after the video went viral.
The video received a lot of comments on YouTube and Reddit, of which most were cynical. However, Rahiem Storr hit back at the people who were critical of the Best Buy associates after the incident by posting the following statement in the comments section of the YouTube video,
“Whilst people have some horrible opinions about 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. The trolls I see on here make it hard sometimes as I deal with them in the store on a daily basis however it is what I signed up for and we all work through it.”
He even uploaded a second video where he responded to the hate they garnered after the incident:
Whatever the internet trolls say, gifting a $300 console to a teenager who is a great fan of the console and Smash Bros. is definitely great act of kindness.