Toddler Helps Parents Organize Paperwork, Shreds Envelope With Over $1000

posted by Morgan Cook - 

Any parent knows that when you have a toddler, you're often picking up toys, clothes, and any kind of random items imaginable that they're leaving behind them. Well, a family in Utah is literally picking up the pieces behind their 2-year-old son... little pieces of money... that he had shredded...

Parents Ben and Jackee Belnap had $1060 put away in an envelope to pay Ben's parents back for season football tickets. But the couple noticed this past weekend that the envelope seemed to be missing...

They immediately started searching the house. It wasn't until Jackee looked into the paper shredder and said, "I think the money is in here..."

Unlucky for them, it was where the money had gone.

Turns out their son Leo had shredded the envelope when no one was paying attention. (With the best intentions of course, he was just trying to help his parents organize the house...)

“We just, for like five minutes, we just shuffled through it, not talking," Jackee told reporters.

What was their first mistake, you ask? Hmm... Maybe that Leo was already familiar with the house shredder.

“Leo helps me shred junk mail and just things with our name on it, or important documents we want to get rid of,” Jackee said.

But it's not all bad news! There happens to be a government office that works specifically with mutilated cash, and people are able to get their money back... as long as they're willing to wait for it.

"I was shocked,” Ben said about speaking with officials at the office. “He said, ‘Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you’ll get your money back.’”

Personally, we're just curious to know if Leo will shred any more money before his parents get the first envelope of cash replaced...

Read the full story on KFI.

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