'Tis the season of giving, and some Best Buy employees bought a Wii U console for a customer who would come by the store daily to play Super Smash Bros.
A teenager who would visit the New York Best Buy branch in Valley Stream nearly every day to play Super Smash Bros on the Wii U console on display in the game section of the store recently got the surprise of his life.
Some store associates wanted to do something nice for the frequent visitor, so they chipped in and bought him his own Wii U console, complete with a Super Smash Bros. game.
Wii U Surprise
The unexpected gift was such a great surprise that the Best Buy employees had to convince the teen that the Wii U console was really his, presenting the box, receipt, warranty and everything.
Rahiem Storr, who has been working at Best Buy for nearly a decade, recorded the reaction and uploaded the video on his YouTube channel, posting a few details as well to explain the gesture.
"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," Storr explains in the video description. "They chipped in and purchased a Wii U for him with their own money."
Kotaku contacted the General Manager of the store and confirmed the deed over the phone. The General Manager said that the customer did indeed visit the store frequently and the Best Buy associates working in the Appliances Department came up with the plan, but he didn't know they actually did it until the YouTube video went viral.
Storr's video went viral and prompted various reactions from YouTubers, many of which left negative comments about the whole thing. Disappointed by all the negativity his original video generated, Storr uploaded another video pointing out that this kind of reaction is "exactly what's wrong with the world."
Leaving aside that Storr's second video is filmed while driving (which sparked criticism in the comments), he does have a point. Regardless of one's overall opinion of Best Buy as a brand, these employees made an effort to do something nice and surprise a teen with a gift, so hate should not have any room here.
You can check out both videos Storr uploaded below.