This Father-Daughter Duo Remixed Donald Glover’s 'Redbone' To Sell Girl Scout Cookies
These days, young girls are more creative than ever in their attempts to market Girl Scout cookies. From vlogging painfully honest critiques to setting up shop outside a weed dispensary, Generation Z knows how to make a sale. But one trooper from Atlanta, Georgia rose above the rest with an adorable remix to Donald Glover’s “Redbone” — the psychedelic soul song that opens Academy Award-nominated thriller Get Out.
In “Girl Scout Cookies,” Seymore Harrison Jr. — adorned in a purple “Citizen of Wakanda” Black Panther shirt — and a his 6-year-old daughter Charity Joy tag-team what might be the cutest baked goods sales pitch of all time. The video, which was posted on February 18, had 4.2 million views after just 8 days.
“Samoas are coconut cookies with caramel. You wanna get them now because they’re gonna sell. I promise it is worth your time,” the two join in together. “If you want ‘em, you can have ‘em. If you need ‘em, you can buy ‘em, oh! If you want ‘em, you can buy ‘em. Now stay woke, buy these cookies. Girl Scout sellin’ delicious cookies. Now stay woke, buy these cookies. Don’t you wait too late.”
According to Charity’s Girl Scout page, it’s this young woman's first year selling cookies.
"She set her goal for 1,300 and placed it on her vision board because that gave her a trip to Disney," Charity's mom, Patrice Harrison, told The Daily Meal. "She had been to Disney this past summer but I became extreme ill while there and was hospitalized and my husband was out of town so she wanted to reach her goal to go as a family."
UPDATED: Her campaign is over, and Charity blew through that goal a couple times over, selling more than 5,000 boxes of cookies at $4 to $6 each.
In other Girl Scout cookie news, if you’d rather drink your sweets, Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing three Girl Scout-inspired flavors nationwide on February 26. USA Today reports that the breakfast brand will offer Thin Mint, Coconut Caramel, and Peanut Butter Cookie hot and iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos, and frozen beverages.
Or you can go big with Tagalong, Samoa, Thin Mint, and Savannah Smile doughnuts at Purple Glaze bakery in downtown Asbury Park, New Jersey. Each variety costs $2.50, but according to NJ.com, they’re expected to sell out quickly.
For more on America’s fan-favorite fundraiser, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Girl Scout cookies.
This story was originally published on February 23 and was updated February 27 to reflect the number views that the video got and the number of cookies she sold.