"They almost completed the purchase but couldn't figure out the last few steps. I serve a living God!" said their mother.
It is not uncommon for us mindlessly fill our online shopping cart with food or other items in bulk. It happens to the best of us, but when it comes to paying, we take pity on our wallets and let those items simply stay in the cart. Twitter user Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor's twin daughters however came dangerously close to letting their intrusive thoughts win when they got access to their mother's Instacart app.
In a tweet shared on February 21, 2023, Aiwuyor—who goes by @JAMAiwuyor on the platform—shared how her six-year-old twins almost dealt a huge hit to her finances. "My six-year-old twins almost purchased close to $800 worth of snacks using my Instacart app," she wrote in the tweet that has since gone viral, with about 5 million views and 74,000 likes.
My six year old twins almost purchased close to $800 worth of snacks using my Instacart app. pic.twitter.com/XeLJH1nRNl— Jessica (J.A.M.) Aiwuyor 💫 (@JAMAiwuyor) February 21, 2023
The girls, Efosa and Esosa, almost ordered 35 cases of Capri Sun Fruit Punch, which would have cost more than $300. Aiwuyor's tweet was accompanied by screenshots of the nearly-placed order, which included four packages of Lunchables and Korean-style dumplings, multiple packages of Oreo ice cream sandwiches and Tyson Any'tizers, and several beverages such as apple juice, Kool-Aid Bursts, and a gallon of Turkey Hill lemonade.
They also added 28 bags of chips—including seven bags of Lay's Barbecue, Lay's Sour Cream, Doritos, and Smartfood Popcorn—to the cart. Wondering what the total amount came to? Before tax and tip, the bill came to a whopping $757.57. Aiwuyor also tweeted, "They almost completed the purchase but couldn't figure out the last few steps. I serve a living God," implying that the twins did not know how to go about the payment which is why the order wasn't (thankfully) completed.
They almost completed the purchase but couldn’t figure out the last few steps. I serve a living God!— Jessica (J.A.M.) Aiwuyor 💫 (@JAMAiwuyor) February 21, 2023
"They have done this with my Target app before, loaded it up and it would be Sour Patch Kids and stuff," Aiwuyor told TODAY. They hadn't checked out even then, she said. "They would tell me, 'Mommy, we ordered some stuff from Target,' and then seeing, 'Oh gosh, they made a wish list in this cart.' I'm glad they didn’t know how to complete the purchase."
She claims that her twins do not have their own secret language (which can sometimes develop between twins), but instead "they make their own agreements, they'll have sister pacts." "When you have twins, you're in for a wild ride. You really are," she added.
Let's make this wishlist a reality. Check your DM's!— Instacart (@Instacart) February 21, 2023
Replies to her tweets made light of the situation, praising the little girls' dedication to snacking. "It's really the multiple quantities for me. They understood the assignment," tweeted @PointWellTaken. "The babies went off on the Capri Suns and I understand!!!" commented @1ericasavage. "Other than the Capri Suns, I feel like they exercised great restraint on the other items, God bless them," wrote @TamerELG. "The chip quantities check out. That stuff has to last and you can't eat just one. The planning!" added @tekkwene.
Instacart's official account, however, had the best response to give. "Let's make this wishlist a reality. Check your DM's!" read the retail company's tweet. The Aiwuyor twins had scored their ultimate snack haul for free by 3 p.m., all thanks to Instacart.
"Y'all!!!!! @Instacart sent their 'order,'" Aiwuyor tweeted, along with a photo of the girls, who grinned wide while surrounded by the items Instacart had sent them, including lemonades, chips, dumplings, and not 35, but two cases of Capri Sun.
"They were dancing, screaming and happy, just bouncing all over the place," Aiwuyor shared of the surprise. "They were very thankful. But I told them, 'Never again, you cannot do this again. Not every company is going to respond this way, and they will be expecting mommy and daddy to pay for whatever it is you order. So do not do this again.'"
Y’all!!!!! @Instacart sent their “order.”— Jessica (J.A.M.) Aiwuyor 💫 (@JAMAiwuyor) February 21, 2023
We can't help but be a little jealous of the two mischief-makers who got Instacart to make their snacking wishes come true!