I'd like to preface this piece by saying that I grew up in a home with domestic violence, and it sucks. Luckily I came out on the other side a better person and hopefully a better man. That being said, this girl showed up her deadbeat dad in the best way possible. Take a look.

The man in this video is the estranged father of 18-year-old, Avery Sanford. Instead of being you know a mature grown adult, Avery's father took the petulant child approach and paid the $800 child support balance in 80,000 pennies. 80,000 pennies which he decided to dump and leave on Avery's mother's front lawn. There aren't really words for what sort of manipulative, narcissistic human pulls this kind of stunt. 

But this story does have a happy ending. Avery and her mother decided to handle the situation with class and grace. They donated the $800 to Safe Harbor Shelter, a domestic abuse center in Virginia.

According to The Washington Post, Safe Harbor subsequently began receiving donations totaling over $5,000 with people citing Avery Sanford as their inspiration to donate. Below are various resources for those who are experiencing domestic violence. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline



National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Domestic Shelters


American Bar Association - Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence