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Avery Sanford was days away from graduating from high school in Virginia when her estranged father emptied a trailer containing 80,000 pennies onto the front lawn of her home last month.

“My mom came out and was like, ‘What are you dumping in my yard?’ ” she told WTVR. “She didn’t know who it was until he shouted, ‘It’s your final child support payment.’

Devastated by her dad’s display, Sanford, 18, her mother and several friends picked up the tens of thousands of pennies and wondered what they should do next. Their answer: Donate the $800 in coins to a domestic abuse center.

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That's a man who gives no thought to his child's feelings.

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MA, +1. What a cruel *sshole.

As for the mother's and daughter's decision to donate the money, it turned out to be the gift that kept on giving, wow!

Since local media first reported the story this week, the shelter says it has seen a spike of more than $5,000 in donations, with some people citing the family as a reason for their gifts.

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When many of us were young, pennies were not legal tender for payment of debts. But, apparently, that changed, and the mythos lingers on in my brain.
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