Target manager Tori, who recently gained mass support from the Twitterverse after journalist David Leavitt called the police on her over a “$0.01” toothbrush, says that she'll be giving the proceeds from her GoFundMe to a good cause.
The GoFundMe was set up shortly after Leavitt tried to get Tori to sell him a toothbrush for $0.01 – seemingly because he had confused a display unit price with the price of the toothbrush he wanted to buy. When Tori refused, Leavitt posted a photo of her to his 200,000+ Twitter followers, called the police, and threatened to take legal action.
Twitter threw their support behind Tori and popular meme maker Carpe Donktum set up a GoFundMe to send Tori on a vacation after having to deal with Leavitt.
I have started a GoFundMe to send Tori on a vacation.
Anyone that has to deal with this twerp definitely deserves it. I'll start with a $50 donation.https://t.co/1ntqpiQngY https://t.co/X0bD1vZt5E
— Carpe Donktum? (@CarpeDonktum) January 17, 2020
The GoFundMe quickly surpassed its $5,000 target and has raised over $29,000 so far.
And now Tori has said that she will be donating the money to a good cause.
In a message posted to Twitter, Tori said:
“I would like to thank all of you for your generosity. It is inspiring to see so many people united for a good cause.
If I have learned anything from this experience, it is that people are good and that these acts of kindness cannot stop with me.
I am currently working with resources to find a cause that is worthy of your generosity and something that you would ALL be proud to donate to.
Your support has changed my life.
#TargetTori #Tori #GoFundme pic.twitter.com/jbmdBq6mmT
— Target Tori (@RealTargetTori) January 19, 2020
Twitter users are praising the decision but also urging Tori to spend some of the money on herself and go on vacation.
Make sure you do something nice for yourself, you deserve it.
— Matt Hay (@MattAHay) January 19, 2020
You brought our divided nation together, and we thank you
— Elihu Roots (@ElihuRoots) January 19, 2020
Holy moly, are you actually going to donate some of it, instead of spoiling yourself with *all* of it?! (I hope you at least put some aside for yourself). You are a beautiful person, inside and out. Respect ❤
— Hotep Dad Max (@HotepDadMax) January 19, 2020
— Josh Sánchez (@joshnsanchez) January 19, 2020
No, go on vacation!!!
— TheRyan (@TheRyanNYC) January 19, 2020
Tori will be using @RealTargetTori to share further updates.