The good Samaritan initially purchased seven boxes of cookies worth $40 each before he decided to buy the entire lot from them!
Two little girls on Girl Scout duty selling cookies outside a store in Greenville, South Carolina on a particularly chilly night met an angel in disguise. Emerson and Maya were outside selling Girl Scout Cookies when a man approached them and bought seven boxes of cookies worth $40 each from them. He then asked the girls to keep the change, according to cookie manager Kayla Dillard, reports CNN. Then, he went back to the girls and said, "Pack up all of your cookies. I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold," and spent around $540 on the cookies in total, said Dillard, in a Facebook post.
"What an amazing soul. It was about 34 degrees outside that night and we were there for about two hours already before he came," said Dillard. His act of kindness left everyone shocked and the girls were quite excited, and thankful to the man. Dillard claims they have no idea who the good Samaritan is, but she and the girls will always have a special place in their hearts for him and for his act of kindness.
Selling Girl Scout cookies is this big deal and people are coming up with the most bizarre ideas to sell all their cookie boxes, like this girl from Colorado who came up with quite a unique marketing technique to sell her cookies. All she did was plaster her boxes with pictures of a SHIRTLESS Jason Momoa and the cookie boxes were simply flying off the shelves, according to People. Her Samoa boxes were now called Momoa Samoas!
It seems like she always knew what she had to do to sell some cookies, because even before she gave her boxes the Momoa twist, Charlotte Holmberg, who is in the fifth grade, was known in her troop as a “Cookie CEO,” a title she was awarded for selling more than 2,000 boxes in 2018. She's one smart cookie! To take the sales a step further this year, Charlotte's mom stepped in and gave her the idea of using Jason Momoa's pictures on the cookie boxes.
Her mom, who is a marketing professional by day, came up with this fantastic idea after she noticed the similarity between the words 'Momoa' and 'Samoa'. She then helped Charlotte with the box rebranding, printing out and plastering the photos of Momoa on the packaging, and even changed the name from 'Samoa' to 'Momoa'. It's a no brainer as to why these boxes have been in huge demand.
Samoas are the best selling cookies every season, and that, combined with Charlotte the Cookie CEO only meant one thing: SOLD OUT! The Momoa Samoas have been doing great, sales-wise, as their demand has gone off the charts with it selling like hot cakes and blowing up social media. Holmberg said, “The moms are getting really excited and they’re saying that they need them! The girls will want to buy some because he’s on the front. And the boys will also wanna buy some because he’s like, he might be like their favorite character."
Momoa Samoas are now a thing and that makes everything better in the world. pic.twitter.com/HkExIRba8x— Jessi Milestone (@JessiMilestone) February 20, 2019
Several troops all try to outwit one another with their cookie sales, but this one troop had a trump card they used wisely, and it's none other than Jennifer Garner. According to People, the actress, mom to Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 5, revealed she spends weekends like many other parents around this time of the year- trying to get people to buy the cookie boxes.
Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints, read a caption that came with a photo she shared, in which she is seen holding a homemade sign advertising the treats as she stood outside a grocery store. She later took to Instagram to share a story announcing that she would be giving away a few cookie boxes to her loyal followers. While my Girl Scout and Brownie have to sell their own cookies, I did buy a limited number of boxes from them to share with you guys. So if you truly have no Girl Scout in your life, please send me your order and your address and I will try to hook you up, she wrote. In a matter of a few minutes, all of those cookie boxes were sold, unsurprisingly.
(Update: On Tuesday (February 26) morning, authorities arrested McGowan on charges that also included "conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl")