Most kids want to trade in their toys for iPods, but for a boy in Ohio, trading his teddy bear was his only chance at having a meal.
A seven year old boy from Franklin, Ohio, stood waiting outside of a drugstore last weekend, in hopes of selling his teddy bear.
â€śIt broke my heart,â€ť said Steve Durham, the police officer from Ohio who had found the boy. â€śHe told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadnâ€™t eaten in several days.â€ť
After making sure the boy had something to eat, the officer visited the boyâ€™s home to find that he and his four brothers had been living in a house infested with bugs, urine and spoiled food.
The childâ€™s parents have been charged with 10 counts of child endangerment and are unable to talk to their son or their four other children.
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