Childish Gambino Buys 113 Cookie Boxes Off Girl Scout Who Remixed ‘Redbone’
Childish Gambino's Grammy Award winning hit 'Redbone' turned into a bit of a running meme when it properly hit the chart last year. People were remixing the song to make it sound as if different people sang the lyrics, from Kermit the Frog to Tupac to a cat meowing.
But one dad and daughter's twist on the song definitely touched a few people's hearts.
I'm tempted to go out on a limb and say it's close to being better than the original.
Seymore Harrison Jr. and his daughter Charity Joy filmed themselves in the car singing about buying Girl Scout cookie boxes, including thin mints, trefoils and tagalongs. The video has racked up more than 4.6 million views on Facebook and has helped the six-year-old reach her goal of selling a cool 5,000 boxes.
This is the Girl Scout's first year selling the delicious treat and she's set the bar very high.
When Childish Gambino, real name Donald Glover, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he was asked about his reaction to the awesome video.
The Georgia-raised singer and actor replied: "Childish Gambino is for the children. It's beautiful but it's also crazy to me. I never was like, 'I'll make this and then one day a little girl will sell Girl Scouts Cookies to it.'
"It's pretty great. A lot of people sent it to me and I was really touched, especially that they're from Atlanta, it's beautiful."
Colbert then brought Charity and Seymore onto the stage so they could meet Donald and chat about their viral sensation.
But here's the epic part.
When the singer was asked if he wanted to buy any cookies from Charity, he saw that she needed to sell 113 more boxes to reach her goal of 5,000. So, the award-winning artist went and bought every single last one.
While that was a pretty ingenious way to get more cookies, it doesn't compare to the Girl Scout that took her products outside a California weed dispensary.
She managed to shift 300 boxes in just six hours, raising around $1,500 (£1,078) at a rate of around $250 (£179) an hour.
The Girl Scouts of San Diego were quick to point out that the location was not an 'approved site for booth sales' and thus not allowed, though cleverly, the girl had actually been roaming the street in front of the shop rather than staying static, meaning that she didn't directly contravene any rules.
Alison Buchan, speaking to the San Diego Tribune on behalf of the Girls Scouts of San Diego, said that targeting the street in front of a weed dispensary, even when in motion and accompanied by a parent, still constituted a 'grey area'.
Featured Image Credit: CBS/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert