The best part about the holiday season? All the wonderful stories about giving back and helping others. It’s easily my favorite part about this time of year, which is why my heart has been so warmed by this act of kindness from the staff of a Long Island Best Buy.
A video, which has gone viral over the past two weeks, shows a teenager playing a Nintendo WiiU. Apparently, the young man would come to the Valley Stream, New York, store each day to play the popular gaming system. He visited so frequently that he caught the attention of the staff, who decided to do something special for him.
The entire staff chipped in to purchase the $300 gaming system and a Super Smash Bros game, then presented it to the teen in the store. Store manager, Rahiem Storr, captured the moment when the staff approached the boy, saying, “On behalf of all of us here at Best Buy, we got you a WiiU so you don’t have to come here every day and play.”
The teen is clearly speechless. The employee continues to explain, “No for real, this is for you. Consider it an early Christmas present.” It is at this point my heart basically burst in my chest, as a tear rolls down the boy’s face. Not only did the staff members present him with this gift, but they even drove him home to make sure he made it back safely with the console.
When asked what inspired this act of kindness, Storr told ABC:
“I just saw a bit of myself in him. When I was a child, I used to also come to a lot of the stores. My mom, she really couldn’t afford some of the stuff herself. If we’re able to give him something, why not?”
It’s so wonderful to see a group of people go out of their way to make one person’s day a little bit better during the holidays.
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