A group of employees from the Valley Stream Best Buy, located in New York, gave a Wii U to a teen who always visited the store to play the console demo.
Every day for a few months, the same teen entered the store and sat next to the gaming device. He played for hours, left and returned the very next day. He usually enjoyed Super Smash Bro and Mario Kart, both demo versions for the Wii Us located in Best Buy stores across the country.
Employees realized that the same kid was coming to the store daily and decided to get a gift for him. Almost every member of the personnel chipped in, and they managed to buy the Wii U, along with the Mario Kart game. The cost of these two things is about $300.
Rahiem Storr, the alleged Best Buy store manager, post a video on Youtube of the moment when the teen received the console.
“On behalf of all of us here at Best Buy, we got you a Wii U. This is something we did for you. Everyone here that you see, we all got together and chipped in so you could have it,” Storr says in the video uploaded last week.
At first, the kid didn’t believe Storr, but he convinced him when saying that he should consider this as an early Christmas present. Storr also wrote in the publication that one of the employees drove the teen home, so he didn’t have to walk with the brand new console.
The video went viral and got trolled by users
Just one week after the publication of the video, it got more than 1 million and a half views. The virality of the video brought with it both positive and negative comments from Youtube users.
Some users established that this gift might have upset the boy and that ultimately was a bad move because it could be seen as a “get out of the store” gesture. Best Buy was also accused of doing advertising, as this could be part of a “marketing stunt.”
In response to all these comments, the store manager Storr published other Youtube video where he says that over 80 percent of the feedback from the original video has been negative. He stated that the teen and his parents were very happy with the employees’ present and that the opinions regarding Best Buy and their associates are incomprehensible and are just looking to spread hatred.
He finishes the video by saying that people should not say anything if they have nothing good to say. Also, he stated that he “loves everyone, even the trolls” and that he hopes that upsets them even more.