NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Hundreds of people have stepped up to help out a Brooklyn mom whose 4-year-old son accidentally ordered 51 cases of SpongeBob SquarePants popsicles on Amazon.
An adorable photo of little Noah Bryant shows him wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt and a big smile on his face while enjoying one of the 918 frozen treats, but there was one problem.
The bill came out to more than $2,600 and the purchase is not refundable.
“As (truly!) adorable as this story is, Jennifer Bryant, Noah’s mom, is a social work student at NYU and simply cannot afford this,” wrote Katie Schloss, a family friend who set up a GoFundMe page to help the 44-year-old mother of three boys cover the cost.
“Amazon will not take back the popsicles, and Ms. Bryant 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,” Schloss wrote.
Within just 24 hours, the fundraiser made back the $2,618.85.
More than 200 people have donated to the cause, raising more than $6,500 by Thursday afternoon.
"Thank you SO much for your mind-blowing generosity and support," Bryant wrote to her supporters. "As a parent to a child living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), all additional donations will go towards Noah's education and additional supports. We cannot thank you enough. Truly."