As any of us '90s kids know, during the scorching summer days, nothing helps beat the heat quite like a SpongeBob-shaped popsicle. Sweet, messy, and often very misaligned – a trend so common several TikTok series have emerged highlighting the often fruitless pursuits of finding a minimally-mangled dessert – these frozen treats are a certified summer staple, a fact it seems youngster Noah Bryant apparently knows all too well at just four years old. 

Earlier this week, the tot, who is a “big fan” of the beloved Nickelodeon series, per People, seemingly realized that if one SpongeBob popsicle is good, 918 SpongeBob popsicles must be even better, dropping $2,618 on 51 cases of the desserts from his mother’s Amazon account, according to a Go-Fund-Me campaign started by family friend, Katie Schloss. 

Although Bryant was apparently pleased when the nearly 1,000 popsicles arrived at his aunt’s house, evident through his adorable smile while snacking on the dessert, depicted in a sweet snap posted to the fundraising page, his mother, Jennifer, was less than pleased considering the nearly 1,000 SpongeBob popsicles in question were non-refundable. 

“As (truly!) adorable as this story is, Jennifer Bryant, Noah’s mom, is a social work student at NYU and simply cannot afford this,” the page reads. “Amazon will not take back the popsicles, and Ms. Bryant, mom to 3 boys, doesn’t know how she’s going to be able to pay this off, in addition to student loans and all of her family’s other expenses.”

As of publication, the fundraiser has brought in $6,704 in the three days since it was first posted, roughly 2.5 times its original goal of $2,619. "Thank you SO much for your mind-blowing generosity and support," Jennifer wrote following the campaign’s success. "As a child living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), all future donations will go towards Noah's education and additional supports."

So folks, with summer almost upon us, remember take a tip from Noah’s book and treat yourself to a (not 1,000) SpongeBob popsicle. 

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