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Amazon Sent This 7-Year-Old A Lightsaber After He Tried To Pay Them ₹1000 In Coins

Guess he's already mastered The Force.

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Rudra’s mother saw a teaching opportunity. She asked him to save up for the lightsaber and promised she'd buy it when he had saved enough.

Banani Joshi

"It was so enthralling for him that he started nagging me to get one for him from the first day itself. I told him that if he wanted one he would have to save up for it. He asked me how much I told him to save at least ₹1000. I forgot about it immediately, but he didn’t," Banani Joshi told BuzzFeed.

Rudra began collecting coins from his parents and grandparents. In about three months, when he’d collected ₹1006, his mother encouraged him to write a letter to Amazon.

After her son wrote the letter, Banani sent Amazon a photo of it on Facebook. "About a week later, I got a call from Amazon. They told me that they would like to gift Rudra the saber. I tried to persuade them that I’d like to pay for it but they really wanted to send it to him as a gift," Joshi said.


The team behind the gift also sent Rudra their best wishes.

Banani Joshi

"We were touched by the letter and got to work on how we could fulfil Rudra’s wish. Over the next couple of days we built him a Kylo Ren mask, a piggybank for the coins, and a picture of the customer service team. We bundled all of these and shipped it to our fulfilment team in New Delhi along with of course a lightsaber," a spokesperson for Amazon India told BuzzFeed.

Joshi wrote a Facebook post about the entire incident and it swiftly went viral, garnering 1,700 shares.

Facebook: banani.s.joshi

"Rudra was thrilled to get his lightsaber and was made to feel very special indeed. I am glad that he learnt prudence, saving and the value of money. I just hope he doesn’t start saving for an iPad now," Joshi said.