It was an amazing Saturday afternoon holiday.
Chelsea Krollman went to the Downriver Facebook group, a large community of more than 102,500 members dedicated to cities and towns south of Detroit, and asked if anyone was interested in buying a Nintendo Switch for their child.
Nintendo became the switch An epidemic In the summer, especially after the popular release Animal trafficking, Friendly and comforting game where an island player can build a city. Too many sales actually led to a shortage of consoles.
Krallman was hoping to buy one for his younger brother. She had a place in nearby Walmart a month ago that she had saved for him as a Christmas present.
However, she realized that the family would not be able to pay for it this season. The switch was hard to find, and Krallman volunteered to let someone grab a way out.
Some Facebook users took the switch and offered to pay the difference.
This post quickly caught the attention of the community: in an hour, this post had more than 155 likes and 228 comments, showing support and giving money.
This post now has 352 likes and 433 comments. The money was donated through CashOp or Venmo so he was allowed to buy the console.
At first, Krallman’s comments were reluctant to make concessions.
“My initial response was that when I found out how everyone was this year I had no way of asking people. Then before I knew it this post exploded and people started donating,” he wrote in a message to Detroit Freelance.
“I know there are others who are worse than my children, because I firmly believe that I cried tears of joy all the way from sadness to happiness. It was hard (to accept) the fact that these people did not consider please.
Of the hundreds of comments, tears were shed. “Sort the waterways,” one wrote. Another wrote that he was smiling and crying in the parking lot as he rolled the post.
“If no one knows this, it’s DOWN !!” Wrote another.
The expression of support continued to inspire community members. One was posted Adopt a family, A volunteer group that helps families during the holidays. Another user was unable to donate money to the community, but volunteered to help with the work. Another said they were planning a toy and dinner.
Krallman stressed that asking for help from his family was not one of a kind and support was not his purpose.
But commentators insisted it was good karma. Because, on Friday, after Thanksgiving, the mother and her three children, ages 7 to 8, handed out 50 dozen cookies, 320 chocolate-covered pretzels, 120 peanut butter rits and cards to every home on their street.
“This is the most beautiful thing my kids have to do,” Krollman wrote about the delivery on the Facebook group Friday afternoon. “Your Happy Holidays from My Family.”
Many commentators have mentioned the good deeds of children in the comments of his new post.
“I think this is the way forward for the world,” Krallman wrote, adding that the family needs nothing more than this, that his children are loved and that there are other families who can use the support. “I wanted to do this with all my heart.”