Video: Man Throws $1,000 Into Delighted Mall of America Crowd
12/03/2013 AT 02:30 PM EST
As a trio of vocalists sang "Let It Snow," Serge Vorobyov, aka Serge the Car Hauler, lobbed $1,000 in dollar bills on the assembled crowd from the top of an escalator. He stamped each of the bills with the URL for his YouTube channel beforehand, which is a pretty effective form of marketing, we suppose. However, he did receive a security citation for his actions, which may offset the net gain from traffic to his account.
Vorobyov later posted a video clarifying his actions. He noted that he's had "a really tough year," and has gone through "a horrible divorce."
"… I thought I'd just spread some holiday cheer, be positive, and kind of pay it forward," he said.
If nothing else, his timing is excellent: We wonder if "Let it snow" will become the new "make it rain."