A Texan boy is making headlines after he decided to sell hot chocolate to help fund President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The seven-year-old boy is facing backlash after some neighbors in his northwest Austin community took offense to his fundraising attempt.
Benton Stevens was filmed operating a hot chocolate stand at a strip mall in northwest Austin. The youngster watched President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5 and decided to support his controversial plan to build a wall between the United States of America and Mexico.
Benton came up with the idea to raise money after his parents, who are both Republican National Convention members, explained the issue.
The boy’s mom Jennifer Stevens said:
“He wanted to know about the wall, so we explained what it was about, and he (Benton) was like ‘I want to raise money for the wall.’”
While children usually set up stands for lemonade or iced tea to raise funds for charities and other noble causes, Benton’s stand has been at the center of criticism.
“I guess some liberals … they were griping at the owner (of the strip mall) and going in and yelling at him and slamming him on Facebook. It seems like there are more people supporting it than against it, but the people that are against it keep going and going and going.”
Despite everything, Benton and his family returned to the strip mall to do his fundraising yet again but that didn’t end the outrage.
“He was called a little Hitler yesterday. A guy pointed at him in his car, and then he said that we didn’t like brown people. I don’t understand that at all.
People think he’s brainwashed. Well, of course, he supports Trump because we do, and he hears how we talk and this and that. Call that brainwashing, but I call it parenting because we instill our values in him.”
Benton raised nearly $1,400 in two days.
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“It was like watching a group of princesses come to life!”
It's usually easy to spot the bride at a wedding since she would be the one wearing a gorgeous white gown. However, one woman decided to share the spotlight with her married friends. The generous lady asked the married women who were attending the event to wear their own bridal dresses to the momentous occasion.
Audrey Moore says she is one of the final women to actually get married in her friendship group. To celebrate her union with Jesse Lumen, Audrey wanted her friends to look gorgeous as well. Interestingly, the blushing bride had an unusual request for her friends and the resulting photos are truly amazing.
Audrey wanted to see her friends wearing their bridal dresses to her wedding.
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We’ll take 100 boxes, please!
It's Girl Scout cookie season and selling Thin Mints can sometimes be difficult for the girls. However, one truly clever scout has found a way to sell tons of Samoas like tickets to Aquaman. The awesome little CEO managed to do so by putting a shirtless Jason Momoa on the boxes.
Charlotte Holmberg of Highlands Ranch, Colorado is a fifth grader who has always consistently sold several boxes of cookies. The feat has earned her the title of Girl Scout Cookie CEO and Charlotte is taking it to a new level this year. The brilliant scout decided to rebrand Samoa cookies into "Momoas", complete with a photo of the Aquaman star on the boxes.
These awesome boxes of "Momoas" are selling out like 'Aquaman' tickets!
Mike Tyson Once Offered Zookeeper $10,000 to Let Him Fight Silverback Gorilla
If this is not enough evidence that Mike may be a little crazy, we don’t know what is.
Mike Tyson has become super famous not only for his reputation as one of the most savage boxers in history. His life outside the ring is as colorful as his storied career. Remember that ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield?
But that's not the only outrageous thing he has done. Iron Mike actually tried to fight a gorilla - yes, a GORILLA - for $10,000!