A boy used his mother’s credit card to order over $2,600 worth of Spongebob popsicles online.
Noah Bryant, 4, allegedly logged into his mother’s Amazon account to make the sneaky purchase.
The 4-year-old SpongeBob fan made a bulk purchase of themed popsicles that cost his mother Jennifer, nearly $3,000.
“[Noah] loves @spongebob sooo much that he managed to purchase $2,618.85 worth of SpongeBob popsicles from Amazon and had them sent to his Auntie’s house,” Jennifer’s colleague, Katie Schloss wrote on Instagram. “In case you are wondering, that’s 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles.”
While Noah’s purchase may seem adorable at a glance, it had some very real consequences for Jennifer, a working mother striving for her master’s degree.
Amazon refused to issue a refund, and Noah’s mother could not afford to pay for the popsicles herself.
Katie explained in her Instagram post that she became involved when she read about Jennifer’s situation in a private Facebook student group they are a part of.
Katie and Jennifer are working towards their masters at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, and took a class and participated in a group project together.
To help pay for the credit card expense, Katie set up a GoFundMe page. She wanted to help in any way she could after knowing that Noah’s sudden purchase put pressure on family finances.
“Katie texted Jennifer to see if she could Venmo a contribution,” details in the page read. “Jennifer asked if Katie could set up a GoFundMe on her behalf, which was how this page was formed.”
After setting up the GoFundMe account on Monday, the goal was quickly reached on Tuesday.
“Thank you so much for your mind-blowing generosity and support,” Jennifer wrote in an update on the page. “We are so grateful to have made back the $2618.85 in a mere 24 hours!”
Jennifer explained that any additional funds raised will go towards caring for her son Noah, who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“As a parent to a child living with ASD, all additional donations will go towards Noah’s education and additional supports,” Jennifer wrote. “We cannot thank you enough.”