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What Do You Think of This Mom's $50,000 Practical Joke on Her Son?

Have you seen the YouTube video that's now gone viral of South Dakota mom Paula Papen's prank on her 8-year-old son? Paula had grown tired of her son, Kenyon, borrowing her iPad to peruse eBay, so she decided to play a little trick on him. She told Kenyon that he'd accidentally purchased a $50,000 Mustang on the site and recorded his sad/hysterical/overdramatic reaction and posted it to YouTube. The video garnered so much attention (including one commenter who said that "This is a classic example of how to teach our children not to trust anyone") that this morning, the mother-son duo appeared on the Today show. Watch for yourself below:

We have to say, Kenyon seems to have a pretty good sense of humor about the whole incident, and we're inclined to agree with Paula that her son isn't likely to have trust issues as a result. In fact, maybe her bigger concern should be how they'll both respond to their unexpected moment in the spotlight! Share your thoughts with us below.

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