By Courtney Pomeroy

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — It wasn’t before the Battle of Thermopylae, it was before a Black Friday sale. It wasn’t Greece, it was Westminster, Maryland. And it wasn’t King Leonidas (or Gerard Butler), it was a Target employee.

But still, it was epic.

300-style speech was delivered by an employee at the store (The Baltimore Sun identifies him as lifelong Carroll County resident Scott Simms) before the rush of the biggest shopping day of the year. It has gotten more than 2 million views on YouTube since it was posted Nov. 27 and it’s easy to see why.

“People of Target, brothers, sisters, hear me now,” Simms says to the Target team while standing on a checkout counter.

“They’re standing out there. Any moment now, those doors will be breached. Whatever comes through those gates, you will stand your ground with a smile on your face. They come here with bargains in their heads and fire in their eyes and we shall give those bargains to them. We will show them that we are not just the best store in this neighborhood, but the store anywhere. Because we are more than just a store. This is a team. This a family. THIS IS TARGET.”

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