A Massachusetts family was shocked to discover that what they thought was a PS4 game console for their 9-year-old son was just a wooden replica.
Kristin Lundy detailed her stepson’s disappointing discovery in a Facebook post on Dec. 25.
“My 9 yr old son ripped open the wrapping on a PS4 and yells YES THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER DAD CAN WE SET THIS UP NOW…. To my husband and sons surprise when they opened the box they didn’t find a PS4,” Lundy wrote.
“They found a wooden replica PS4 in its place with a writing that said from Cock and Balls with Love,” she added. “This was bought at the Target in Saugus. Speaking to other family members my 9 yr olds cousin also got a wooden replica.”
Lundy said the wooden box caused her son to lose his belief in Santa Claus.
“He’s crying and he’s upset and he’s in the playroom by himself and he just wants to be alone so at that point. I was crushed,” she told WFXT.
The family went to their local Target to rectify the situation, explaining to their son that Santa’s elves shopped at the store for the console because they can’t make electronics in the North Pole.
“They not only gave us a new game system but they also gave us a $100 gift card as well as an additional game that the original game that was supposed to be in the box,” Lundy said. “Couldn’t have been any kinder.”
The heartbroken boy, 9-year-old Scott Lundy, reportedly believes that a rogue elf was to blame for the game console. His parents said they’d be writing a letter to Santa right away to complain.