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Dumb's the word

Mother chases son across Britain .. to give him his GameBoy

In a story which is sure to bring a tear to the eye of Nintendo marketing executives up and down the land, a mother went above and beyond the call of duty after realising that she had forgotten to pack her son's GameBoy in his bag one morning. Unfortunately the boy was going on a school trip to the Scottish island of Iona at the time, and so his mum ended up forking out over £150 for plane and taxi journeys to get her from their home in the southern county of Berkshire to Heathrow Airport near London and then on to Scotland, finally catching up with the poor boy (who was, needless to say, very embarrassed) at the appropriately named Dumbarton.

"I wanted Charlie to have a good time, and the only option I had was to get the GameBoy to him in person", the woman told Reuters later.

Ironically, the school trip was intended to allow pupils to "learn about life without modern amenities".

Source - Reuters (spotted on Blue's News)

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