Toddler clears out mom's online shopping cart, orders $2,000 worth of items from Walmart

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A New Jersey woman was browsing furniture on Walmart's website and adding items to her cart, but she hadn't yet purchased any of them. So when package after package started arriving at her door, she was so confused.

The woman, Madhu Kumar, said she asked her husband and two older children whether they had bought the items, but they said it wasn't them. That left Kumar's almost 2-year-old son, Ayaansh, as the lone culprit, NBC New York reported.

Ayaansh, who is most likely still learning how to count, was playing on his mother's phone when he ordered the items, totaling almost $2,000.

"It is really hard to believe that he has done this, but that’s what happened," his father, Pramod Kumar, told the station.

Ayaansh Kumar sits on some on boxes containing some of the furniture he ordered from Walmart.com. (Pramod Kumar)
Ayaansh Kumar sits on some on boxes containing some of the furniture he ordered from Walmart.com. (Pramod Kumar)

The family have been getting packages at their Monmouth Junction home for the past week. The items include accent chairs and flower stands that Madhu Kumar was eyeing.

“He’s so little, he’s so cute, we were laughing that he ordered all this stuff,” she said.

Walmart didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday.

The family said they plan to keep some of the packages and return the others so they can get a refund.

Pramod Kumar said the family have learned a valuable lesson — lock their cellphones.

"Moving forward, we will put tough passcodes or face recognition so when he picks up the phone he finds it in locked condition,” he told NBC New York.

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