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Girl Who Ordered Dollhouse From Alexa Donates it to Charity

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Right after Christmas, a 6-year-old Brooke Neitzel from Dallas ended up ordering additional gifts for herself without her parents knowing. Once she was caught, she pointed the finger at Alexa.

Alexa is Amazon’s “new digital assistant,” and those who own a device called an Echo Dot can simply talk out loud to Alexa and ask her to answer basic questions or even order items online. In Brooke’s case, Alexa ordered several pounds of sugar cookies and a $170 dollhouse.

When the toy arrived, Brooke didn’t even open up the box containing the KidKraft Sparkle Mansion. Ultimately, the family decided the best idea was to donate the item to a nearby hospital. Last week, they delivered the box to the Medical City Children’s Hospital where staff will put together the dollhouse for the pediatric playroom.

“She doesn’t need a dollhouse because she currently has one,” Megan Neitzel told KVUE. “We just thought it would be great for other children to benefit from it. And since we come to Medical City … we just thought this was the place it had to be.”

CNN reports that Megan’s mom has since set up a password that must be entered before Alexa is allowed to order anything off of Amazon.