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Little Noah Bryant splashed out on 918 popsicles from Amazon and had them sent to his auntie's house, an extravagant purchase that ended up costing his mum Jennifer $2,618.85.
According to the GoFundMe fundraiser, 37-year-old Jennifer is a social work student at New York University, who - unsurprisingly - cannot afford to splash out thousands of dollars on popsicles, even if they are SpongeBob SquarePants ones.
Jennifer friend Katie Schloss, who set up the crowdfunder, wrote: "Meet 4-year-old Noah from Brooklyn, NY, who 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.
"If you are wondering, that's 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles.
"As (truly!) adorable as this story is, Jennifer Bryant, Noah's mom, is a social work student at NYU 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."
She added: "All donations make a difference, so let's work together and help Jenny out!"
Die-hard SpongeBob fan Noah, who has autism, quickly won the internet over with his sweet story, meaning the Bryant family soon recouped the cost of his online splurge.
In fact, they managed to raise more than $16,000 (and counting) in just a matter of days, with Jennifer saying the excess money will be used to help support Noah.
A message from Jennifer, posted on the GoFundMe page, said: "Thank you SO much for your mind-blowing generosity and support.
"We're so grateful to have made back the $2,618.85 in a mere 24 hours (!!!).
"As a parent to a child living with ASD (Austism Spectrum Disorder), all additional donations will go towards Noah's education and additional supports.
"We cannot thank you enough. Truly."
Commenting on the fundraiser, one donor wrote: "As an ASD mom of a 9 yo son, I get it. Keep on keepin' on and good luck as you pursue your dreams. Hang in there!"
Another said: "I love this kid and admire his ability to work out how to get his favourite treat. That smile! But as a single mom, I can imagine the panic. Hopefully a great outcome, a hilarious family memory and a 'teachable moment'."
A third, who once experienced a similar predicament, added: "What a sweet boy! What a stellar mom!
"My 6 year old son tried to order a refrigerator, a laptop, a panda, and a case of popsicles through Alexa."
An Amazon spokesperson said in a statement provided to LADbible: "We have been in touch with the Byrants and are fulfilling the Wish List of a local charity of their choosing in the equivalent amount of the order."
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