Parents play cruel Christmas prank on kid: Engadget comes to the rescueMikey 15 comments
Some might call them the worst parents in the world, and some might just say they are good pranksters. Which ever way you look at it, the look on this kids face is heart breaking.
On Christmas just passed, Jonathan's parents gave him a gift which when unwrapped, gave him the surprise of his life. Underneath the wrapping was the box that every kid wants: an Xbox.
The look on his face is heart warming, until he opens the box and gets a unexpected surprise. The poor kid had been duped, there was no X-box, but instead an assortment of winter clothing. The look on his face now is heart wrenching as tears stream down his face.
But it's not all bad news. The guys over at Engadget saw the video (embedded below) and think the parents are pretty sucky for the mean spirited trick, and here is what they have said:
"Jonathan, you out there? Screw those people, they clearly don't understand what it is to be a kid and to want an awesome gadget so badly you can taste it. We've been there our whole lives. Since, as a publication, we can't just adopt you and raise you as our own, I will personally send you an Xbox 360 and some games -- but only on the condition that you swear to you'll never let your douchebag family play with it. Hit me up at engadget at gmail dotcom, make sure you can identify yourself so I know I've got the right person."
Engadget - you have redeemed yourselves by providing Jonathan with happy ending. Much kudos to you. Now I feel warm and fuzzy inside :-)