A convenience store in New York is blowing up on TikTok for a weird reason.
The owner’s son is 20-year-old Ahmed Alwan. He’s been posting videos where he asks customers simple math questions. And if they answer right, they win a mini shopping spree . . . and have FIVE SECONDS to grab as much stuff as they can.
A few of the videos seem staged, because he lets people take CASH from the drawer. And one guy tries to run off with a ton of lottery tickets. But apparently the other videos are legit.
The questions aren’t usually hard. For example, he asked one woman, “What’s 7 times 7, plus 10?” (The answer is 59.)
She got it right. And in five seconds, she ended up with a box of Cheese Nips, a bunch of chips, some pastries, three bananas, and a newspaper.
A local news station did a story on it, and Ahmed said he started doing it as a fun way to help out people in his community. But he also hopes kids see the videos, and it inspires them to learn.