KOMPAS.com – News of a four-year-old boy named Noah who bought the SpongeBob SquarePants character ice cream worth US $ 2,618.85, or around Rp.37 million, went viral on social media.
Reporting from the Independent, (4/5/2021), it is known that Noah is a big fan of the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.
According to family information, the toddler ordered 51 packs or about 918 pieces of SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream to his aunt’s house which is located in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Also read: [KLARIFIKASI] Strange Twit of Ustaz Tengku Zulkarnain Before He Died
Order via Amazon
Noah is known to have ordered nearly a thousand of those ice creams through the Amazon e-commerce.
Quoting the Daily Mail, (4/5/2021), a pack of SpongeBob SquarePants ice cream contains 18 pieces of ice cream.
While the price of one pack is worth US $ 51.35, or around Rp. 728,415 on Amazon, not including shipping costs.
Mother raises funds
Knowing that her son had taken “extreme” actions, Noah’s mother, Jennifer Bryant, conducted a fundraising job because she was unable to pay for her son’s order.
A relative named Katie Schloss uploaded the incident on her Instagram account.
“As adorable as this story may be, Jennifer Bryant, Noah’s mother, was a student social worker at New York University (we took Policy I together) and couldn’t afford it,” Schloss wrote in the post.
Also read: When is Eid al-Fitr 2021? The following is the Live Streaming Link for the Isbat Session This Afternoon
According to the post, Amazon confirmed that its stock was running low as Noah bought it up.
However, Amazon also refused to return the ice cream that Noah had ordered.
This means that Bryant is required to pay the entire bill.
“Ms Bryant, mother of 3 boys, doesn’t know how she can afford this,” Schloss wrote.
He also wrote that Bryant had sought to borrow money from student loans and other family members.
To help his friend, Schloss also created a donation page called GoFoundMe.
Also read: Viral Photos of Billboards Inviting Vocational School Alumni of Layoff Victims to Return to School, Turns Out This is the Reason
Lots of people help
After opening the fundraiser, the donations collected were more than US $ 3,700 or around Rp. 52.48 million for Mrs. Noah at GoFoundMe.
In fact, until now the numbers have continued to increase.
“Thank you so much for your generosity and extraordinary support,” Bryant wrote of the fundraising.
“As a child living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), all future donations will go towards Noah’s education and additional support. We can’t thank you enough. Really, “he continued.
Knowing this, some netizens did not feel upset or hate Noah, they even tended to be entertained.
“This is the funniest thing. I’m sure they will come back soon and in the meantime he (Noah) has enough ice cream. That has always been my favorite from the ice cream truck,” said one netizen.
Also read: Selection opens in May 2021, these are categories that have the right to register for PPPK Guru
“He (Noah) is quite possibly the funniest thing on the planet,” wrote another netizen.
Even so, not a few of the netizens supported Bryant by asking Amazon to return Bryant’s money for the accidental purchase of the ice cream.