Best Buy manager Rahiem Storr and a few of his employees noticed a boy would come into the store every single day. Customers are allowed to test the models of many of the electronics the store carries, and that includes the video games.
The boy would come in just about every day and play a Wii U that was on display. The employees began to recognize him as a familiar face, but they quickly realized something heartbreaking.
If the boy was coming to the store every day to play, then maybe it was because his family couldn’t afford a game console of their own. The employees chipped in together to purchase the boy his own Wii U for Christmas.
Storr and the employees surprised him on camera. The manager handed the boy the box with a receipt. The boy was speechless, and he genuinely thought he was being pranked.
“This kid came in every single day to play the display Wii U,” Storr wrote. “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.”
Storr later added that the kid was afraid to carry the expensive gift into his neighborhood, so two employees drove him home where they discovered the boy had loving parents.
You never know what someone is going through, but if you have the opportunity to add a little light in their life this holiday season, then it never hurts to spread the joy.