Ria Diyaolu shared a story on Twitter detailing how her 6-year-old cousin, Kaitlin, managed to access her parent’s Amazon account and ordered approximately $350 worth of toys without their knowledge. The family wasn’t aware of the order until a delivery driver dropped off the boxes. While Kaitlin was amused, her parents weren’t, but they made the best of the situation.
Diyaolu posted on Twitter about the incident, according to a report by CBS News, stating, “My badass little cousin ordered $300 worth of toys w/o my aunt & uncle knowing. This is a picture of how everyone found out.”
In the photo, Kaitlin’s mother has her back to the camera, though it isn’t hard to imagine the look she probably had on her face.
In an interview, Diyaolu said, “They just started unloading box after box after box.”
The child’s mother had allowed Kaitlin to order a Barbie from Amazon for her birthday. Later, her daughter asked if she could look at the account to find the estimated delivery date. Her mother allowed her to check, leaving her daughter unattended with access to the Amazon account.
However, she wasn’t aware of Kaitlin’s additional purchases until the boxes arrived.
The news of the shopping spree quickly went viral.
“Her mom went on her Amazon account and saw three pages of things she had ordered,” Diyaolu continued. While she originally tweeted that the order of games and toys cost $300, they found out that the actual total was closer to $350.
“[Kaitlin] knew exactly what she was doing when she did it,” said Diyaolu. “I was so surprised that a 6-year-old knew how to do one-click, next-day shipping.”
Other social media users chimed in on the incident. Many were amused by the shopping spree and the child’s reaction in the photo.
Some even shared similar stories of their child ordering from their Amazon accounts.
While Amazon has a fairly generous return policy, Kaitlin’s parents decided not to send all of the items back. Instead, she was allowed to keep the Barbie and they donated the remainder of the toys and games to an area children’s hospital.
Diyaolu posted an update on Twitter, saying, “Kaitlin chose to donate all of the toys to the Children’s Hospital where she stayed for a week when she was a baby! She wanted to give a little joy to those who aren’t well.”