Ukrainian Kid Spent His Parents’ Life Savings on Candy

At last, a happy story.
At last, a happy story. Photo: Kirsten Henri

We’re now hearing reports (via Gawker) that some 9-year-old kid in Ukraine spent his family’s entire life savings on miscellaneous candy. The child’s parents say $4,000 in mixed currency that was under their sofa is gone, and their son is to blame. With help from a man “who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder,” the boy was able to exchange the stolen cash into Ukrainian hryvnas and make it rain SweeTarts all over Sumy Oblast. Let’s hope someone like Jennifer Garner comes around quickly and buys the movie rights to this. [Ria Novosti via Gawker]