August 15, 2022

The family have decided to turn the petulant act into a positive though

A teen in America has described the moment her father, who she hadn’t seen in years, dumped 80,000 pennies on the street in front of her house.

Avery Sanford, 18, said she was in the middle of her class when her dad turned up with a trailer full of pennies, dumping them on her family’s lawn.

Sanford told WTVR: “My mom walked outside while it was happening.

“She didn’t recognise them at first. And she asked, ‘What are you dumping on my lawn?’ And he said, ‘It’s your final child support payment.’ And that’s when she realized who it was.

“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,” Sanford added.

However Sanford and her family have turned the act into a positive by donating all of the money to Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse center.

“Turning around and donating that money to moms and children in need just really turns the situation into a positive one. You can learn a lesson from it,” she said.

“It is really hurtful and damaging to your kids when you do things like that,” she explained. “And it doesn’t matter how old your kids are. It doesn’t matter if they’re a young child or an adult. The actions of your parents will always have some effect on you.”

Sanford’s father said his act had been the result of 18 years of built-up frustration and his emotions got the best of him.

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Although his daughter said the act justified her decision to cut ties with her father, who she hadn’t spoken to for years.

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