We regularly have to scan our games to make sure everything is set out on display for the customers to see. I had just finished a scan on new DS games, and I discovered that we had a box and little toy (a wind up hamster) for a Zhuzhu Pets game, but not the game. So I pulled it off the wall and wondered what to do with the toy.
Two women and a little girl came in the store during this and were being helped by my coworker. The little girl whispered something to one of the ladies, and she lifted the girl up to sit on the counter. The girl looked at me and hid her head.
“Do you like animals?” I asked.
The girl shied away. The woman who had lifted her apologized. "She only speaks Portuguese. But she loves animals very much.“ I offered the little toy to her. We really had no use for it, and I didn’t want to just throw it away. "Oh, how kind! You know, she actually asked me to lift her so she could see the pretty lady working!” The little girl smiled and took the toy happily.
As they left, the little girl tried to say “thank you” in English (it came out more like “shanku” which was really adorable).
Okay but, can we talk about the whole Undertale moment in the upd8?
Like, it’s no secret that Toby Fox started making Undertale back in Andrew Hussie’s basement. Andrew’s been so supportive of Toby and his project and it’s so sweet.
So to see Andrew put that in the flash, which he likely did on short notice at that, is just so hearwarming. Especially since a lot of former and current Homestuck fans are into Undertale, so it’s meant for Toby and us.