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Every parent knows that a child's expenses are not cheap. From food to school fees, lots of things can be expensive. This includes child support for parents that are divorced.

But, what if you just had enough? How far will you go to make your point? Well, this dad took it to the next level... He paid his final child support payment to his ex-partner by dumping 80,000 coins on her lawn.

Daughter, Avery Sandford from Virginia in the US, explained that her dad drove to her mother house with a trailer full of coins. He then unloaded the ton of pennies on the grass only a few days after Avery turned 18. 

Caught off guard and by surprise, Avery's mother ran out to confront her ex, who told her that "It's your final child support payment," before driving off.

Avery explained that: "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 mom 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 admitted she was upset by the incident. "It's not just my mom he's trying to embarrass, it's also me and my sister, and it's upsetting that he didn't consider that before he did it."

However, despite the upsetting and embarrassing event, the two women have turned it around into something positive. They opted to donate all the money to a local charity. Avery added that her mother bestowed every cent to a nearby domestic abuse centre called Safe Harbor.

The pair handed over $850 (£600) to the charity. Soon after news of the incident spread, others began reaching out to hand over donations – it quickly grew to around $5,000 (£3,500).

A spokesperson from Safe Harbor charity stated that: "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."

The spokesperson added: "I think about Avery and her mother taking this really terrible and demeaning experience and turning it into something positive. To me, it's just a beautiful thing that they have done together as a mother and daughter."

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