Four-year-old accidentally buys R36k worth of ice-cream on his mom’s credit card

Four-year-old accidentally buys R36k worth of ice-cream on his mom’s credit card

Noah Bryant accidentally bought a whole lot of ice lollies from Amazon – teaching his mother an important lesson in the process.

Noah Bryant

Kids have become incredibly tech savvy these days. The way they are able to navigate tablets, apps, and other technology effortlessly at such a young age continues to amaze older generations. However, some apps kids shouldn’t find themselves on are those of the online shopping variety. Why? Well, one mother learned this the hard way when her four-year-old son bought over R36,000 worth of ice lollies on Amazon.

Four-year-old Noah Bryant found himself in a whole lot of trouble after using his mother’s credit card to buy R36,000 worth of ice lollies from Amazon – putting her finances in a mess. To make matters worse, the SpongeBob SquarePants-themed popsicles are non-refundable, so the company refused to refund the woman.

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As the hilarious story made its way throughout the family’s community in Brooklyn, New York, Katie Schloss, a graduate school friend of the little boy’s mom, started a GoFundMe page for her to help raise money to cover some of the debt her son put her in.


The crowdfunding page says that Noah “managed to purchase $2,618.85 worth of popsicles and had them sent to his Auntie’s house. In case you are wondering, that’s 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles!”

The massive purchase put a whole lot of financial stress on Noah’s mom, Jennifer Bryant – who thought she would have to pay for the ice-creams herself. The 44-year-old mother of three, who is also pursuing a masters in social work at NYU, started to panic and questioned how she was “going to be able to pay this off, in addition to student loans and all of her family’s other expenses,” Katie explains.

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However, kind people from around the world fell in love with Noah and his story and donated to help Jennifer pay off the debt – and raised over R100,000 in the process!

An overwhelmed Jennifer explained that the surplus donations will go toward “education and additional supports” for her son, who is living with autism spectrum disorder.

Image courtesy: GoFundMe

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