Donald Glover has purchased over 100 boxes of cookies from the Girl Scout who went viral by parodying one of his songs.
Last month (Feb18), Seymour Harrison Jr. uploaded a video to his Facebook page showing his six-year-old daughter Charity Joy singing a song about Girl Scout cookies to the tune of Donald’s single Redbone, which was released under his stage name Childish Gambino in 2016.
Donald made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (28Feb18), and during his segment, host Stephen brought on Charity and her dad, with the little girl handing over her cookie order form to the star.
“It says my cookie goal is 113, so I’ll take them all,” he said, going on to describe his order. “Obviously, Thin Mints. Those are the best. You can put them in the refrigerator.”
Charity, who was dressed in her scout uniform, her father and Donald proceeded to hand out Girl Scout cookies to the audience members.
In his interview, Donald also shared that he loved seeing Charity’s video but had never expected the song to be used to sell cookies.
“It’s beautiful, but it’s also crazy to me,” he said of the clip, which has racked up over 4.5 million views so far. “I never was like ‘I’ll make this, and then one day a little girl will sell girl scout cookies to it.’ It’s pretty great. A lot of people said that to me, I was really touched. Especially as they are from Atlanta.”
Meanwhile, Donald also discussed the second season of his show Atlanta, which is due to begin airing in the U.S. on Thursday. In the comedy-drama series, the 34-year-old plays a music manager trying to get his cousin’s rap career off the ground – and in spite of his musical background, he never had any interest in portraying a hip-hop star onscreen.
“Being a rapper is super awkward,” he laughed. “You’re in the video and you’ve got champagne and butts close to your face. And then you have to go to Whole Foods.”