There's a reason that online shopping is dangerous. It's way too easy to make a huge (and expensive) mistake. But one kid really took the biscuit with his Amazon order this weekend...
There's nothing like a bit of retail therapy.
While it's never a long-term solution to a low mood or high stress, there's no denying shopping can be good fun.
And nowadays, we have even more access to shopping.
Because you can actually make purchased all from the comfort of your own home, without even having to leave.
It just takes a matter of clicks.
And then masses of parcels can turn up at your front door - sort of like it's Christmas morning, except you bought everything yourself.
It can be pretty exciting.
Not only is the process of receiving something in the mail great fun, but you can often discover you've found something brilliant.
But online shopping isn't perfect.
In fact, some would argue it makes impulse purchasing way too easy.
Which can lead to some mistakes.
As one kid proved this week.
Meet Jennifer Bryant.
The 37-year-old is a masters student and a mother of three.
But one of her kids clearly has a mischievous side.
4-year-old Noah made a huge error this week that had the internet giggling.
He got a little click-happy on Amazon.
And ended up with way more than he bargained for.
He ended up ordering over $2000 worth of popsicles.
"Accidentally" - or at least, that's the story he's sticking to.
"In case you are wondering, that's 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles," mom explained.
Sneakily, Noah had sent them to his auntie's house.
It all sounds pretty funny to begin with.
Until his poor mom got saddled with the entire bill.
That's one way to "freeze" a bank account.
But heartwarmingly, the internet stepped in to help.
Now, you may think Amazon would have stepped in.
But you'd be wrong - they refused point blank to refund.
This was a huge problem.
"As (truly!) adorable as this story is, Jennifer Bryant, Noah's mom, is a social work student at NYU (we took Policy I together) and simply cannot afford this."
Amazon will not take back the popsicles, and Ms. Bryant, mom to 3 boys, doesn't know how she's going to be able to pay this off, in addition to student loans and all of her family's other expenses," friend Katie explained.
And then, the internet stepped up.
Sympathetic parents came together to help Jennifer out.
To the tune of $5, 745,.
The popsicle debt is paid off!
"Thank you so much for your mind-blowing generosity," Jennifer wrote.
She also promised to spend the extra cash on "education and additional supports" for Noah.
Who is also living with autism spectrum disorder.
And if you were wondering what $2,000 of popsicles look like ...
Now you have your answer!
Hey, at least there's a happy ending!
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