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Mom Can’t Afford Toy Panda, Then Store Employees See Son’s Note About It And Decide To Help

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

When 10-year-old Leon saw a toy panda in an Asda store, he immediately fell in love. He named him “Pandy” and carried him throughout the store.

He wanted to take him home, but there was one problem.

Leon’s mother told her heartbroken son that he couldn’t take the panda because she couldn’t afford to buy him. He would have to wait until her next paycheck.

Sad and disappointed, Leon put him back in the box. There were only two of the toys left, and he was afraid that people would buy them before he could. So, he scribbled a note on the box.

He wrote, “My mum didn’t have enough money to buy me Pandy so she’s buying me Pandy on 15th June so please don’t buy him as it will make me sad and I will cry, thank you so much from hopeful future owner.”

The store’s employees saw the note and were moved by the little boy’s plea. They decided to all chip in to buy the panda toy before it sold out, and then posted on Facebook trying to find Leon.

Luckily, Leon’s mom saw the post and reached out to the store. There, Leon was reunited with his beloved Pandy!

What a sweet gesture. We’re sure Leon and Pandy will be happy together for a very long time to come.

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