Father hands over last child support payment in 80,000 pennies: Report

A report said that a father in Virginia paid his last child support payment by throwing 80,000 pennies on his estranged daughter’s front lawn.

When the daughter received the payment, the teen and her mother took the money and decided to donate the $800 to Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse center, according to WTVR.

Avery Sanford, who is currently 18-years-old, confirmed that she hasn’t spoken to her father in years. The father dumped the pennies on the lawn.

“I just turned 18. When I was in the middle of class, my dad came by. He had rented a trailer,” Sanford said.

When Sanford’s mother asked him what he was doing, he responded, “It’s your final child support payment.”

“It’s not just my mom he’s trying to embarrass, it’s also me and my sister and it’s upsetting that he didn’t consider that before he did that,” she said.

The father confirmed that he was emotional and he regrets dumping the pennies on the front lawn.

Cathy Easter, executive director of Safe Harbor, said, “They were able to turn such a negative experience, and what her daughter witnessed, into a positive. They found a way to turn this around and not feel devastated about it.”

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