A 12-Year-Old Boy Was Walking down the Street When a Car Pulled up beside Him

Teaching our children how to say no with confidence is a difficult thing as many of us say yes all the time to avoid conflict, whether at work or amongst friends.

But the boy in this funny story clearly had no such qualms, take a look:

One day a 12-year-old boy was walking down the street when a car pulled up beside him and the driver lowered his window. “I’ll give you a large bag of M&Ms if you get in the car," said the driver.

“No way! Get lost!” replied the boy.

“How about a bag of M&Ms and 10 dollars?” the driver asked.

“I said no way,” replied the boy again.

Boy walking down the street. | Source: StockSnap from Pixabay

Boy walking down the street. | Source: StockSnap from Pixabay

“What about a bag of M&Ms and 50 dollars?” asked the driver.

“No, I’m not getting in the car,” answered the boy.

“Okay, I’ll give you a bag of M&Ms and 100 dollars,” the driver offered.

“No!” replied the boy firmly.

“What will it take to get you in the car?” asked the driver.

A stationary Volvo car. | Source: Fotolisa12 from Pixabay

A stationary Volvo car. | Source: Fotolisa12 from Pixabay

The boy replied:

“Listen, Dad, you bought the Volvo… You live with it! I'm not getting in that ugly car!” 

I was not expecting that ending! Did you find this story funny? Go ahead and share it with your friends, laughter is the best medicine! 

In more serious news, a young Texas boy who went missing in 2017 was found recently in a car belonging to his non-custodial parent after being abducted and removed from his home state.

Sanford police issued a statement that the boy’s father had taken him out-of-state in 2017 without notifying the child’s mother, Yolanda Graham Phoner, who had sole custody.

Police found 9-year-old Joshua and his father near Seminole Boulevard and San Juan Avenue on March 30, 2019, in the town of Sanford, FL.  

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, over 400,000 children are reported missing or are kidnapped every year in the US, and from those that have not been trafficked, very few are discovered alive.

In this instance, the child was found in good health and without any injuries which was obviously welcome news for his mom and sisters back home. 

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