Viral video shows heartwarming reaction to Xbox Series X Christmas giveaway
The wife of an Xbox gaming superfan goes viral this holiday season after surprising her husband and son with an Xbox Series X.
Few things are as exciting for gamers as receiving a new console for Christmas. Whether it’s the nostalgic thrill of reuniting with a childhood favorite or the exhilaration of unboxing a brand new ninth generation system, it’s a joy that for many makes the holidays even happier. A video capturing the magic of those moments recently went semi-viral on Twitter, even eliciting a response from Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg.
In the dying hours of Christmas Day 2021, Twitter user @sanchezana posted a clip of her husband and son opening a gift. The two men close their eyes as she slowly pulls the new Xbox console out of the box it came in, and the reaction has been nothing short of priceless. The father’s reaction really seemed to be just as genuine as his son on the moon, and it’s the kind of heartwarming moment those in the holiday spirit can’t wait to see.
In the Tweet, @sachezana shared her excitement about finding the console notoriously hard to get before Christmas. She tagged both her husband and Aaron Greenberg, who responded with the short but sweet comment of “I love this so much!” The response to the tweet was overall very positive, with many praising the poster for its excellent gift giving skills and remembering similar holiday experiences from years past.
Of course, her husband’s hobbies and interests weren’t exactly a secret. His Twitter is full of messages on Halo and Xbox, and his biography commemorates him as one of the “original Xbox FanFest attendees.” That said, the console has been hard to find since its launch, and it seems even mega-fans aren’t immune to the current shortages.
Interestingly enough, while @sanchezana managed to get their hands on the Xbox Series X, the S Series is actually one of the best-selling consoles around right now. Reports have suggested that it was the top-selling system on Black Friday, and that’s likely due to its reduced price and availability compared to other news consoles. The major downside to the S-Series variant is the lack of a disc drive, which may put off staunch fans like the father-son duo featured in the clip.
The joyful reaction is also reminiscent of a similar viral clip from some time ago. In 2006, YouTube user raw64life posted a clip of two children opening a brand new Nintendo 64 system over Christmas 1998. The incredible enthusiasm of the children in this clip cannot be understated, and, although it is maybe not as meme-worthy, @ sachezana’s definitely captures that same kind of childish energy.
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