Reggie Fils-Aime To Finally Receive His Aeron Chair After a Successful Petition By Fans

delete12345

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The context:

When Reggie was leaving on his last day, and posting pictures of his office, fans found out he was sitting on an old Aeron chair for 10+ years during his tenure as CEO of Nintendo of America.

For his effort, fans organized a Change.org petition, requesting Nintendo of America to buy/purchase a new latest Aeron model chair.

The petition on Change.org didn't garner a ton of attractions, but it finally got the company's attention. Thanks to the petition to gift Reggie his own Aeron chair, Herman-Miller sent Reggie a chair, and now Reggie is getting his own chair at his home.
 
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Kamenjojo

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I came into this thread for context and got none. This is the internet in its purest form.
 

Ingueferroque

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Why didn’t he have the decked out one in the first place? Lumbar support makes a big difference.

The aluminum is annoying to clean though.
 

AztecComplex

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Whew! I’m sure he was in dire need of one! I couldn’t sleep last night thinking whether Reggie could get a new chair!
This is not a diss on the OP or the thread itself but in the dumb fan campaign
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Thank god that multi-millionaire was finally gifted a free luxury item.
I hate to dip into the joyless curmudgeon crowd, but totally agreed.

This man is bathing in luxury and could buy his own top of the line chair hundreds of times over. I feel like fans could have petitioned for something much more valuable to the more needy that reasonably involved Nintendo and Reggie similarly.
 

Toumari

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This is kind of weird, I must admit. A petition for a free chair that he can easily afford?

Edit: I guess this is free publicity at the end of the day for Herman Miller, so works out good for them.
 

KORNdog

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Oh thank christ! I felt so bad about the rich guy not having an expensive chair gifted to him. I can rest easy now.
 

Razor Mom

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I don't think anyone was gifting him a chair on the basis he couldn't afford one. I think it's more a gesture thing. Like the vast majority of presents you might give to a friend, or a work colleague.
 

Dark Cloud

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Defending a “gesture” from fans. This mindset that you need to give gestures in money to a multimillionaire....draw him a picture and call it good. That’s a good gesture.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The chair is more of a farewell gift to Reggie.
I feel like the dozens of signed and personalized mementos, paintings, statues, gift, awards, achievements, plaques (that we know of!) accomplished the "farewell gift" duty well enough, as well as being priceless, infinitely more personal tokens hand made from the hands of his closest colleagues.

This is a chair (he can afford) and buy anytime, anywhere on a whim.

It's a nice gesture and all on it's own, but indirectly leaves a sour taste for many scourned in a world of a hilariously vast division of wealth to see a (deservedly so) rich man get a free luxury chair. At least that's what I think many like myself and others reacting negatively are responding to.
 

Fisty

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Now Reggie needs to lead the charge to get the Bigfoot back on the menu at Pizza Hut. Fair's fair.
 

MinusTydus

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I hope Nintendo sends him TWO chairs, just to make the salty posters in this thread even saltier.
 

BoxManLocke

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On one hand you could see it as fans giving the guy a retirement gift.

On the other I can't help but agree with all the other Grinches in the thread.
 

sleepnaught

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I mean, there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of Nintendo fans with terminal illnesses that could have used some crowdfunding/sourcing over Reggie. Imagine putting that effort in for some poor kid with an illness so they could take their family to Disney World or something over Reggie's chair.
 

mutantmagnet

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I mean, there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of Nintendo fans with terminal illnesses that could have used some crowdfunding/sourcing over Reggie. Imagine putting that effort in for some poor kid with an illness so they could take their family to Disney World or something over Reggie's chair.
Gamers already do that. Gamers raise a ton of money and goodwill through charity drives.
 

Zornack

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I mean, there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of Nintendo fans with terminal illnesses that could have used some crowdfunding/sourcing over Reggie. Imagine putting that effort in for some poor kid with an illness so they could take their family to Disney World or something over Reggie's chair.
Imagine getting upset at a guy getting a chair.
 

sleepnaught

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Gamers already do that. Gamers raise a ton of money and goodwill through charity drives.
I know and that's great, but in this case it should have happened again. Most kids don't get to be that lucky and instead of giving a millionaire a free office chair, people could have helped another less fortunate person. Millionaires and billionaires don't need any of our help, the poor and suffering do. Not a lick of effort should go to anyone with that kind of wealth over someone suffering.
 

Serenitynow

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I read his NOA chair was a Mirra and not an Aeron, which for context, is much less nice than the Aeron
 

MinusTydus

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I know and that's great, but in this case it should have happened again. Most kids don't get to be that lucky and instead of giving a millionaire a free office chair, people could have helped another less fortunate person. Millionaires and billionaires don't need any of our help, the poor and suffering do. Not a lick of effort should go to anyone with that kind of wealth over someone suffering.
"Instead of buying that McDouble and making a billion-dollar corporation even richer, you could have donated that money to sick children! How could you!"

My eyes have rolled so far back into my head, they're stuck now.
 

BraXzy

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Funnily enough I've been looking at picking up a second hand Aeron myself since so many people seem to rave about them... Reggie's old one going spare??
 

Raysoul

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Not really surprised. I've seen people gift more expensive gifts to their idols.