Employees at a Best Buy store in Valley Stream, New York, decided to chip in and buy a brand new Wii U for a teenager they noticed was visiting everyday to play Super Smash Bros on the gaming console that was on display. A video posted on YouTube by Rahiem Storr last week, who identified himself as a manager at Best Buy, shows an employee approaching the young boy who was sitting at the display console and presenting the gift to the surprised teen.
"On behalf of all of us here at Best Buy, we got you a Wii U," the employee told the boy who gave him the box, warranty and receipt. "This is something we did for you. Everyone here that you see, we all got together and chipped in so you could have it."
At first, the boy seemed to question the touching gesture, but the employee insisted that it was not a joke.
"No, for real, this is for you," the employee said. "I'm being serious. Consider it an early Christmas present."
Storr said the employees also gave the teen a ride home so that he wouldn't have to walk with his new console.
"The employees in this store saw an opportunity to make a child smile and did just that," Storr wrote in the YouTube video's description. "They chipped in and purchased a Wii U for him with their own money."
Although the video showcasing the heart-warming gesture was appreciated by many users in the comments sections of YouTube and Reddit, it also drew a fair share of trolls.
"Whilst people have some horrible opinions about Best Buy associates, I cannot begin to express how wrong they actually are," Storr wrote in a comment. "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." He also posted a second video in response to the hateful comments.
However, the video which has now gone viral also garnered appreciation from many users.
"Kindness is so beautiful," one commentor wrote in the original video. Another wrote: "If you are one of the participants to this video, you are a good guy, thanks for making this world better."