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VIRAL: Woman Freaks Out Over Winning At Claw Machine Game

While on vacation, Amy Patten won a stuffed yellow dog from a claw machine game. She then proceeded to have a meltdown, but a happy one.
Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 27, 2014

Have you ever won at a claw-machine game? Do you remember how excited you were?

Well, honestly, your reaction was probably nothing compared to Amy Patten's.

"It's just, for some reason I just kind of had this feeling that this was going to be the time, and it's never happened. Like, it was going to happen. I knew! Oh, my God."

Yup. That's a grown woman sobbing because she won at the claw-machine game.

But it was a happy meltdown! Amy told us over the phone she's an emotional person but this was an extreme for her. She called it one of the happiest times of her life. 

The devastating news? The toy she won is long gone. Amy was on vacation in Wisconsin when she won the yellow dog from the claw machine, but at some point she lost it.

We also chatted with Travis, Amy's friend who provided the Internet with this glorious moment, and he said Amy's reaction was absolutely sincere.

"I just kind of had this feeling that this was going to be the time, and it's never happened."

Amy said she never won anything out of the machine when she was a kid, but she just knew this was her moment to shine, and she was right! 

Ah, claw machines. Making and dashing dreams every single day.

This video includes images from Amy Patten and Barry Solow / CC BY NC SA 2.0 and music from Kevin MacLeod / CC by 3.0.