- In attempt to distract his 4-year-old son Christian, Australian dad Kris King gave him his phone to play with
- Unknown to him, the young boy accessed the UberEats app and ordered cakes and other food worth Ghc6,994
- Kris described almost having a heart attack on learning about the order, but luckily, UberEats agreed to refund the money
A four-year-old boy left his family shocked after ordering food worth Ghc6,994 online.
Christian King, from Australia, used his dad's phone to order cakes and other foods through UberEats on Monday, December 17.
Playing with phone
The Guardian reports the boy's dad, Kris King, had given him his phone to keep him distracted.
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The boy then informed him that he had something on the way but did not believe it until an UberEats driver called his wife.
Kris initially thought that the amount was Ghc819 but was shocked to confirm it was much more.
"I really looked at it, and it was Ghc6,994, and we almost had a bloody heart attack. I flicked through the screen about 30 times. That's how long the order was. It was like 99 cakes.
I had steam coming out of my ears, first of all, screaming his name down the street. He ran to his room before I told him so," he said.
Kris, a firefighter, said they place orders on UberEats every day, and Christian must have learned how to do it by observing them.
The enormous order was delivered to Newtown Fire Station, where Kris works.
Kris and his wife reached out to Ube Eats, and lucky for them, the company agreed to refund the money after learning what happened.
"The icing on the cake was when UberEats said they will give us our money back," the delighted dad said.
Boy buys Ghc15,299 ice cream
On learning about the situation, the mother lamented, wondering how she was going to settle the debt with the student loan she was struggling with.
All thanks to a friend who set up a GoFundMe for the family, they were able to raise the money to foot the bill.
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