So for those who have already heard, it is true that we were broken into Thursday morning by people who were clearly regular customers of the store. They tried to break into the back and then went around front, crowbarred the door, and went in straight for all of our high value binders, the high value cards in the case that we’d been gathering up for people to get for holiday presents all the old interesting packs we’d collected and most of our stock of Magic and Yugioh boxes.
It felt pretty horrible to see a year’s worth of work destroyed. But by the end of the day, something very different happened. People reached out and made us remember that however lost and selfish some may be, that there were many more who made us feel cared for and loved. Thank you.
A number of folks wanted to do something to support the store in response, and ended up doing something great. They’ve been buying games from us to donate for groups like Toys for Tots. (To help, we decided that people buy two Yugioh or Magic intro/starter decks to give away, we’ll match with a third one). We tend to like answering bad with good, so if you feel any desire to help the store out after all of this, that is the best way to do it. (For those younger kids or those who money is tight….just go out and do some random act of kindness for someone who needs it.) When the world does something bad, do something good in response. 😉