Best Buy Employees Buy Wii for Frequent Customer
After noticing that the same teenager was coming to their store every day to play the floor model of the Wii U gaming system, a group of employees at a Best Buy on Long Island chipped in to buy the boy his own Wii as an early Christmas present.
Rahiem Storr, one of the managers at the Best Buy in Valley Stream, New York, says that he and his co-workers, Kenneth Fernandez and Pal Ndoja, pooled their money together so they could buy the $300 Wii U for the teen.
Storr posted a video online as he and several of his Best Buy co-workers walked over to the teen while he was playing the store’s Wii U and presented him with his own gaming system to take home.
“On behalf of all of us at Best Buy, we got you your very own Wii U so you don’t have to come here every day to play,” Storr says to the boy in the video. “For real. It’s for you. It will be your Christmas present, all right? Early Christmas present.”
As you can see in the video, the teen is in a state of stunned silence, not quite believing that the moment is real. Eventually, he smiles and accepts the surprising gesture.
The Best Buy employees also gave the teen a game, Super Smash Bros. They also gave him a ride home, where his parents were excited and welcoming of the employees who gave their son the gift.
“This kid came in every single day to play the display Wii U,” Storr wrote when he posted the video online. “The employees in this store saw an opportunity to make a child smile and did just that.”
Another Best Buy employee has posted a video of the kind act from a different angle on Instagram. The employees all say that even though the young man has his own Wii at home, he is still welcome to come back to the store and play any time he wants.