Woman Becomes Viral Star After Sharing Hilariously ‘Embarrassing’ Moment While Spreading ‘Christmas Magic’
A hilarious video went viral in which Mary Katherine Backstrom recalls an "embarrassing" incident while spreading "Christmas magic" at a gas station.
A hilarious video is going viral in which a Florida woman tells the story of her “embarrassing” experience while attempting to spread “Christmas magic” at a Wawa gas station. The woman, Mary Katherine Backstrom, is in tears as she recounts the less-than-magical encounter.
Mary Katherine Backstrom Tells Her Story
Mary Katherine Backstrom of Fort Myers, Florida took to Facebook to post a video so that she could tell the world what just went down.
“Y’all are going to die. I just stopped crying,” Backstrom said in the video. “I’m laughing so hard; I’m trying not to start back up again.”
Mary went on to say that she was feeling the “holiday magic” so much so that she decided to buy a woman’s ginger ale who was standing in line behind her.
“I’m feeling the holiday magic,” she told the woman before purchasing the drink. “It was a precious moment.”
Then Mary Sees Man Cleaning Her Windshield
After buying the drink for the stranger, Mary went back outside to her car. That’s when she saw a man cleaning her windshield.
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As Mary narrates the experience in her viral ‘Christmas magic’ video, she is laughing so hard that she is crying.
“I’m convinced this is the Christmas magic,” she said of the man cleaning her windshield moments after she performed her Christmas good deed.
“I just love this time of year,” Mary thought to herself as she walked over to the man.
“This is my favorite part of humanity. I love Christmas so much. Thank you for doing this,” Mary told the man before giving him a big hug.
All Is Not What It Seems
However, the reason why Mary was laughing so hard telling this story was that she quickly realized that he wasn’t actually cleaning her windshield. The man was cleaning his own!
“It wasn’t my car,” she said, barely able to get the words out through her laughter. “He was parked directly in front of me.”
“He didn’t know why I was hugging him,” Mary said, adding that she ended up driving off in her car without giving the man further explanation. “I think he thought I was insane.”
Watch her viral ‘Christmas magic’ video below. Mary’s laughter is contagious.
Though Mary admitted that the moment was awkward, she maintained a sense of humor about the situation.
“I had to share this with y’all because I’m out here hugging strangers at the gas station because the magic of Christmas,” Mary said.
Mary’s ‘Christmas Magic’ Video Goes Viral
Mary’s video has quickly gone viral, being viewed over 70 million times at the time of this story.
“Omg! No way! This has to be one of the funniest things I have ever heard! Maybe he needed the hug! Lol” one social media user commented.
Another user added, “Her unbridled laughter is so sweet and contagious. The magic of Christmas is in your warm smile and burst of laughter. Merry Christmas!”