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Wife puts husband up for sale when he didn't buy her anything for Mother's Day.

For sale. 

Average pressies. Hubby forgot to say Happy Mother’s Day?

Were you frustrated by your Mother’s Day?

This mum was and so she decided to seek revenge and put her husband up for sale on Facebook.

Katie Bouye from the US town of Jupiter, near Florida posted the cheeky ad on Mother’s Day.

The post read “Husband for sale, best offer. Hubby who couldn’t be bothered to wish me happy Mother’s Day or do anything special for me yesterday. One (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure — has eight years of marriage mileage so somewhat broken in. Pick up in Jupiter.”

Her post – as you would expect – went viral.

“He didn't say happy Mother's Day," Katie told WPTV. “He didn't say thank you, or even have the kids make me a homemade card like he might normally do, so I was a little frustrated.”

So online he went.

(We get where you are coming from Katie)

Katie Bouye

The quirky ad quickly attracted hundreds of comments.... but not so many bids, with the highest offer she received for Chris just $20.

The item on offer, hubbie Chris said it was far too low for his skill set.

“I cook, I clean, I mop floors, I do dishes, I paint,” he said.

While many of us might be secretly thinking what a great idea I wish I had thought of that there was actually an ulterior motive for the sale and it was all in the name of a good cause.

Katie was supporting one of her friends whose son has childhood ALS - Katie Myer's son Kayden was only a baby when he was diagnosed with with the disease.

Kayden has spinal muscular atrophy.

ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis  - or as we know it motor neurone disease - affects both upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord causing them to shrink and disappear, over time the muscles become smaller and weaker and the body becomes paralyzed. In Kaydne's case it is spinal muscular atrophy.


The disease affects 1 in 6000 children. Half of them don't see their second birthday.

It was heartbreaking for Katie to watch her friend's child - and his family battle this condition.

She told AOL that she was online selling garage sale goods to help the Myers pay off skyrocketing medical bills for their son when she had the idea.

“It ultimately comes back to trying to sell these items for Kaden's benefit," she said.

And it was a success - despite husband Chris only attracting $20.

And Katie's story went viral even attracting the attention of CNN. Watch the video here. Post continues below.

The publicity generated by Katie’ stunt attracted the attention of company Collaborate MD Family who threw in $10,000 to the Myers fundraiser.

Katie Myer was blown away.

Chris Bouye has since been taken off the market. His wife decided to keep him after all.

“I'm sorry and happy Mother's Day…you're a wonderful wife and you really help me take care of me and the kids,” he said after appearing on KPBF.

All in the name of a bit of fun- but food for thought for some mums perhaps for next Mother’s Day.

You can donate to Kaden's fund here

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