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When you were a kid did your parents ever do anything mean to you for their own amusement? Whatever it was, something tells us it wasn't as evil as what Jonathan's (above) family did on Christmas morning, having him unwrap an empty Xbox box with some shirts inside -- while on video, mind you -- and then everyone laughing at him when he got upset and cried over being hoodwinked. For the love of all that is holy in the gadget-loving world, that is so wrong. Despite the fact his family told Jonathan multiple times in the video, "C'mon, you know we can't afford an Xbox!", the kid's shining example of an older brother (who uploaded the video) claims that they actually did get him the console, and that he'd eventually upload the video of the "real" unwrapping. He never did. Right.

Jonathan, you out there? Screw those people, they clearly don't understand what it is to be a kid and to want an awesome gadget so badly you can taste it. We've been there our whole lives. Since, as a publication, we can't just adopt you and raise you as our own, I will personally send you an Xbox 360 and some games -- but only on the condition that you swear to you'll never let your douchebag family play with it. Hit me up at engadget at gmail dotcom, make sure you can identify yourself so I know I've got the right person.

Update: We've been flooded with email from well-meaning geeks and even Microsoft; just about everyone wants to help us hook up Jonathan. We totally appreciate the sentiment, but we've got this covered. We think we've gotten in touch with his family (who let us know he never got an Xbox, and the whole thing really was a prank on the poor kid); once we know for sure we have the right people we'll post again.
lol. but thats sad
    
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Yea that's just sick. But at least some people have the kids interests at heart, nice to know some people have standards
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That's uncool, but certainly not the worst parents in the world.
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well if he's a little trouble maker i dont' blame them. otherwise they are the devil! X-box is tha devil! (not for really)
    
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That kinda crap right there is what causes kids to go off.Sneak out in the middle of the night and find his dads gun and cap the whole family.
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well if he's a little trouble maker i dont' blame them. otherwise they are the devil! X-box is tha devil! (not for really)
I love that avatar roflmao!
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So, if my parents did this to me and captured it on video, I have a chance of getting a 360?
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So, if my parents did this to me and captured it on video, I have a chance of getting a 360?
*goes and tell parents to record prank*
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