Donald Glover Buys 113 Boxes of Cookies from Viral Vid Girl Scout

If you want to stay woke, buy some cookies.

By Becca Miller
March 02, 2018

Image: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

So far, 2018 has been the year of creative Girl Scout cookie sales, but one new viral video may take the cake… or cookie, in this case.

Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, made a Girl Scout’s day when he bought 113 boxes of cookies this week. Glover made his purchase after hearing a creative viral parody of his hit song, “Redbone,” created by Girl Scout Charity Joy and her dad, Seymour Harrison.

Perhaps even more genius than setting up shop outside of a weed dispensary, Charity grabbed the attention of plenty of eager cookie buyers, including the artist himself. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, Glover mentioned that he had seen the dad-and-daughter duo’s video, which changed his words to emphasize the ever-popular thin mints, samoas and tagalongs.

Afterward, Colbert introduced the Atlanta star—who was there promoting the show’s second season—to Charity and her father. Glover promptly offered to place an order to fill her cookie quota, purchasing the 113 boxes Charity needed to reach her goal.

“Childish Gambino’s for the children, man,” Glover explained in his interview with Colbert.

Her sales pitch, both adorable and effective, has helped Charity easily surpass her goal of selling 5000 cookies. We can all agree that Charity has raised the bar for unique cookie sale tactics, and Genius Kitchen is certainly looking forward to her parody for next year’s cookie sale season.

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About Becca Miller

Becca Miller is the Editorial Intern at Genius Kitchen. When she isn't writing or reading about food, she can be found practicing to perfect soft scrambled eggs, moist chocolate cake or anything fried.