A Virginia teenager confirmed her estranged father the that means of excellent “cents” and maturity.
Avery Sanford hadn’t seen her dad in years when he dropped off his final child support fee final month — dumping 80,000 pennies on his ex-wife’s lawn, based on News 6 Richmond.
“I simply turned 18. When I used to be in the midst of class, my dad got here by. He had rented a trailer,” Sanford advised the outlet.
Her penny-hoarding dad “pulled up in entrance of the home and turned the trailer on so it dumped out all of the pennies on the grass,” she recalled.
“And my mother got here out and was like, ‘What are you dumping in my yard?’ She didn’t know who it was till he shouted, ‘It’s your final child support fee.”
Instead of getting mad, the highschool senior determined to put aside the copper supply for charity, based on the report.
The household picked up each penny and plans to donate all $800 to Safe Harbor, a home abuse heart.
“It’s not simply my mother he’s attempting to embarrass, it’s additionally me and my sister and it’s upsetting that he didn’t contemplate that earlier than he did that,” the teenager advised the station.
“Turning round and donating that cash to mothers and youngsters in want, I really feel like that basically turns this case right into a optimistic. You can study from it.”
Her father advised the station he acted out of 18 years of pent-up frustration and “the very last thing he wished to do” was push his daughter additional away.