Because Christmas is all about giving and sharing a gift, especially with those who are less fortunate, some Best Buy employees wanted to surprise a child who has visited the supermarket for the last week to play on a Nintendo WiiU console.
Rahiem Storr, the manager of the Best Buy supermarket located in Valley Stream, New York, told the press all about the impromptu event put together by some of the store’s employees.
According to Storr, for the past week, a child visited the Valley Stream Best Buy store to play on one of the Nintendo WiiU consoles which were on display. Invariably, the child would enter the store, play on the console for a couple of minutes, only to exit the store empty-handed.
Some of the store’s employees noticed the child playing on the console and the fact that he was disappointed by the fact that he couldn’t afford the device.
And so, as Storr pointed out, some of the employees got together, raised some money and bought the console for the child.
The next day, as the child was entering the Best Buy store, an employee was setting up a camera in order to record the moment. When the kid picked up the console’s controller in order to play a game, one employee went up to him with a gift console in his hands and told him that it was a gift from some of the store’s employees.
Of course, the child was reluctant, at first, but accepted the gift with tears in his eyes. The team also bought him a copy of the Super Smash Bros. video game to go along nicely with the brand new console. Needless to say that the child was overwhelmed and could barely speak.
However, his reaction was more than enough. To make sure that he gets home safe with his new Nintendo WiiU console, a Best Buy employee offered to drive him there.
Storr, the store’s manager, said that the child’s parents were most welcoming and that they were very moved by the Best Buy’s gesture. It would seem that the Christmas spirit isn’t dead, after all.
The manager also added that he hopes this small gesture will alleviate some of the misconceptions people have about the supermarket chain and its employees.
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