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Girl, 6, Spends $350 on Toys Using Mom's Amazon Account

Mom ends up donating unexpected toys to children's hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2018 3:42 PM CDT
UPS employee Liz Perez unloads packages for delivery in Miami, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – A 6-year-old Utah girl gained viral fame over the weekend after her cousin tweeted a photo of little Caitlin standing next to a stack of Amazon boxes bigger than she is—packages full of toys Caitlin ordered for herself, unbeknownst to her family, who found out only when they were delivered. As Caitlin's family explains to BuzzFeed, it all started when the girl's mom let her order herself a Barbie for her birthday on her mom's Amazon account. Caitlin later asked to go back on Amazon to check when the doll would be delivered; little did her mom know that, at the same time, the 6-year-old ordered $350 worth of other toys.

"They just started unloading box after box after box," Caitlin's cousin tells BuzzFeed. "She knew exactly what she was doing when she did it. I was so surprised that a 6-year-old knew how to do one-click, next-day shipping." The ensuing photo has been retweeted more than 25,000 times, with other Twitter users sharing their own stories of similar hijinks pulled by their children. As for the toys Caitlin ordered, her mom let her keep the original Barbie, but, as the girl's cousin tweeted Tuesday, the family donated the rest to a local children's hospital. Caitlin "wanted to give a little joy to those who aren’t well," her cousin says. (Read more Amazon.com stories.)

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