What do you get when a father reacts out of his emotions when it comes to paying his last child support payment in Pennies? A good daughter who decided takes the money to help other's in need.
From WMBF News:
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A Virginia man went to extreme measures to show he was not happy about paying child support.
He dumped 80,000 pennies in front of his daughter’s home as his final payment. Avery Sanford, 18, took those pennies and turned his act of anger into a positive for families in need.
What looked like a landscaping trailer dropped the pile of pennies in front of a mailbox last month.
“When I was in the middle of class, my dad came by. He had rented a trailer,” Sanford said Tuesday.
The high school senior will spend the summer at home before venturing to Virginia Tech for her freshman year.
“He pulled up in front of our house, like turned the trailer on so it dumped out all the pennies in the street in front of our house,” she said. “And my mom walked outside while it was happening. She didn’t recognize 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.”
She had to use a snow shovel in the summer to scoop up the domestic drama.
“It’s not just her (my mother) that he’d be trying to embarrass,” Sanford said. “It’s also me, it’s also my sister. And it’s upsetting that he doesn’t really consider that before he did this.”