Christmas is a time when heart-warming gestures are commonplace, and this tale of selflessness should warm even the coldest of souls.
According to staff at Best Buy in Valley Stream, New York, a teenage Smash Bros. fan would come to the outlet every day in order to play the Wii U outing on the store demo pod. Such was this young man's dedication that the staff joined together and raised the funds to purchase a Wii U console for him, and presented it during one of his regular visits.
As you can see from the footage below, this took the lad by surprise, and staff had to assure him that it wasn't some kind of cruel prank, and that he could indeed walk out of the store with the console. One of the staff even offered to drive the teenager home so he wouldn't have to walk home with the $300 system.
The clip was uploaded by Rahiem Storr, a store manager who has apparently been with Best Buy for the past decade. He had this to say:
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.
Sadly, not everyone online was able to see the positives of this story and the video has triggered a series of rather unkind comments, forcing Storr to post another clip later on:
He added this comment:
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.
We don't know about you, but this tale of goodwill has really put a smile on our faces.