4-year-old boy hailed as a ‘hero’ for accidentally spending thousands on Spongebob popsicles

Sinead Butler
Saturday 08 May 2021 09:14
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A child spent nearly $3,000 on these SpongeBob Popsicles on Amazon.

(GoFundMe/Katie Schloss/Jennifer Bryant)

A 4-year-old from Brooklyn managed to buy nearly $3,000 worth of nonrefundable SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles on Amazon.

But his mother, Jennifer Bryant, faces one slight popsicle problem - paying back all the money for the ice cream treats.

Instead of letting her friend melt under the pressure (pardon the pun), a friend of Bryant’s shared a post on Instagram explaining the story and has now set up a GoFundMe page to raise cover the costs.

Katie Schloss, a first-year masters degree candidate at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, explains that cartoon enthusiast, Noah “who loves @SpongeBob sooo much” had “sent $2,618.85 worth of SpongeBob popsicles to his Aunties house.”

“In case you are wondering, that’s 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles,” she added.

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We’re kind of jealous of Noah to be honest.

The story garnered viral attention with over 52,000 likes after the New York Post originally reported the story and most saw the funny side.

Though, some were more concerned with the fact that Noah managed to get a perfectly shaped SpongeBob popsicle.

We had a look at the original Amazon listing of the product and unsurprisingly they are now sold out - all thanks to Noah.

The original listing of the product on Amazon’s website.

(Amazon)

The popsicles are described on the website as “Fruit Punch and Cotton Candy” with “Cool Bubble Gum Eyes.”

In a sweet turn of events, the original fundraising goal of $2,619 has been eclipsed. With hundreds of generous people donating, the fund has now raised an astounding $11,613.

“Thank you so much for your mind-blowing generosity,” wrote Noah’s grateful mother on the page.

Bryant added that the surplus donations will go towards “education and additional supports” for her son, who has autism.

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