Dad dumps 80,000 coins on his ex’s garden to pay off final child support payment

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A man dumped his final child support payment on his ex's garden in 80,000 coins in a bitter act days after his daughter turned 18.

Avery Sanford, from Virginia, US, said her dad turned up with a trailer full of coppers and dumped them on her mother's front garden.

Her mum came out and shouted at the man, who replied "it's your final child support payment" before levelling the trailer and driving off again.

Avery told local news outlet WTVR: "I just turned 18. When I was in the middle of class, my dad came by. He had rented a trailer.

"He pulled up in front of the house and turned the trailer on so it dumped out all the pennies on the grass and my mum came out and was like, 'What are you dumping in my yard?'

"She didn't know who it was until he shouted, 'It's your final child support payment'."

Avery said her father's actions had a big emotional impact on her and she struggled to understand why he had done it.

But her mum refused to let the situation get the better of her.

They scooped up the money and donated it to Safe Harbor, a charity that acts as a shelter for those in need, turned the petty deed into a kind act.

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They donated around £600 ($850) to the charity, but word of their kind donation spread and soon the group had received nearly £3,500 ($5,000) in additional donations.

Speaking to Huffington Post, Safe Harbour spokesperson Cathy Easter said: "It’s just incredible.

"A friend of theirs matched the exact amount and then other people started making donations in their honour.

"In the memo line, they’re saying they’re doing this in honour of Avery and her mom."

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