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Long Island Best Buy employees chip in, buy child a WiiU

Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 13:41:07-05

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. — Christmas came early for one Best Buy visitor.

Best Buy employees on Long Island chipped in to buy a WiiU for a child who came into the store every day to play on a WiiU setup display.

"On behalf of all of us here at Best Buy, we got you a WiiU," an employee told the child in a video posted to Youtube by Rahiem Storr, a Best Buy assistant store manager. "This is something we did for you. Everyone here that you see, we all got together and chipped in so you could have it."

The employee told the child to consider the WiiU an early Christmas present.

"The employees in this store saw an opportunity to make a child smile and did just that," Storr wrote in the video description.

Some people shared their concern in the video comments that the child may have been playing in the store to avoid going home, but Storr says Best Buy employees have met the parents and they are "very loving."

Storr has monetized the video since he posted it to Youtube. He explained in comments that he intends to use money from the ads to buy games and attachments for the child.

The WiiU system retails online for about $300.